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Rochelle Riley Author Talk

2021-05-11 19:00:00 2021-05-11 20:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Rochelle Riley Author Talk The Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) welcomes Rochelle Riley presenting her new book "That They Lived". Online

Tuesday, May 11
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-05-11 19:00:00 2021-05-11 20:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Rochelle Riley Author Talk The Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) welcomes Rochelle Riley presenting her new book "That They Lived". Online

The Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) welcomes Rochelle Riley presenting her new book "That They Lived".

This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library's Facebook page and YouTube page.

"That They Lived: African Americans Who Changed the World" features Riley’s grandson, Caleb, and Lola photographed in timeless black and white, dressed as important individuals such as business owners, educators, civil rights leaders, and artists, alongside detailed biographies that begin with the figures as young children who had the same ambitions, fears, strengths, and obstacles facing them that readers today may still experience. Muhmmad Ali’s bike was stolen when he was twelve years old and the police officer he reported the crime to suggested he learn how to fight before he caught up with the thief. Bessie Coleman, the first African American female aviator, collected and washed her neighbors’ dirty laundry so she could raise enough money for college. When Duke Ellington was seven years old, he preferred playing baseball to attending the piano lessons his mom had arranged. "That They Lived" fills in gaps in the history that American children have been taught for generations. For African American children, it will prove that they are more than descendants of the enslaved. For all children, it will show that every child can achieve great things and work together to make the world a better place for all.

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