Book Release Celebration! Tekla Ali Johnson reads from Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power and the Politics of Race

November 06, 2012
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Cultural Events
Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center

In Free Radical, Salem’s own assistant professor of history, Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson, explores the fascinating story of the radical and revered Nebraska state senator, Ernest Chambers. After his election to the Nebraska Unicameral, Chambers spent the next 40 years fighting police brutality, police murders and for the improvement of the lives of African Americans and the poor in Omaha, Neb. Free Radical is the first published biography of Chambers’ career, a powerful account that documents an intellectual’s and a community’s struggle to repel the attacks of those who would abuse their authority against the African American citizenry. Reception and book signing will follow event.

Sponsored by the Center for Women Writers

Gail M. Adams