St. HOPE Development Corporation Band 1

Event

Kathy Marshall “Finding Otho: The Search for Our Enslaved Williams Ancestors”
Discussion and Book Signing

Kathy Lynne Marshall’s lifelong infatuation with African culture was challenged when a DNA test revealed just how much European cream was in her African coffee. That sent her on an intensive search to find out more about her family’s diverse ancestry. Focusing on her maternal great-great-grandfather, Otho Williams, Kathy only knew he was born a slave in 1834 in Maryland. But who were his parents and his owner? Exactly where was his home?

Event

2019 Black Book Fair

Featured Speakers include:
Bill Fletcher and Christene Brown

Events include:

Opening Reception
 Friday, May 31
6:00 pm at underground books

Writer’s Circles with featured authors

Books on Parade – Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 am

Kids Zone  – Saturday, June 1
from 11:00 am to 5 pm at the Brickhouse Gallery

Entertainment!  Vendor Booths! 
Food Trucks!

Black Book Drive 

Join us for Oak Park’s
Premier Literary Event!