Thursday, July 21, 2011

Harlem Book Fair 2011-7/23/11

The Harlem Book Fair will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11am-6pm,  at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,515 Malcolm X Boulevard @ West 135th Street. (See for a downloadable program and event descriptions.)

If you can't make it you can watch the QBR/C-Span Panel Discussions on C-SPAN ( The list of events includes

Book TV will be LIVE from the 13th annual Harlem Book Fair from the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Our schedule of coverage includes:

11:00 AM ET - Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund, "The State of African American Literacy"

11:40 AM ET - Panel: Manning Marable's Malcolm X
Herb Boyd, co-author, Civil Rights, Yesterday & Today
Peniel Joseph, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
Zaheer Ali, former associate director of Columbia University's Malcolm X Project
Sonia Sanchez, author and activist

1:05 PM ET - Panel: African American Economic History
Carol Jenkins, co-author of Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
Julianne Malveaux, Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History.

2:30 PM ET - Panel: History of African American Humor
Larry Wilmore, I'd Rather We Got Casinos...and Other Black Thoughts
Mel Watkins, On the Real Side: The History of African-American Comedy
Sabrina Lamb, A Kettle of Vultures...Left Beak Marks On My Forehead
Jam Donaldson, Conversate Is Not A Word.

3:55 PM ET - Panel: African American History and Biography
Carla Peterson, Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Gregory Jones, Job: A Man for His Time, A Man for Our Time, A Man for All Time
Craig Williams, The Olympian: An American Triumph
Mark Johnson, Basketball Slave: Andy Johnson Harlem Globetrotter/NBA Story
Dan Charnas, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.

5:20 PM ET - Panel: Obama Administration
Wornie Reed, Yvonne Newsome, Hayward Derrick Horton, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, and Deobrah King, contributors to Research in Race and Ethnic Relations, Vol. 16: Race in the Age of Obama
Johnny Hill, The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream.

In addition to panel discussions, there will be book readings, author signings and a Young Reader's Pavilion with authors Sylvia Kinard, Jerry Craft, Cassandra Ulrich, Ty Jackson and Deborah Gregory.