This African-American Life - Author Reading & Signing
Hugh B. Price will be here to speak about his new book This African-American Life on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00pm.
From 1994 to 2003, Hugh B. Price served as president and CEO of the National Urban League. During his tenure, he tripled the League’s endowment, restructured its board of directors and staff; conceived and launched the League’s Campaign for African-American Achievement; established the League’s Institute for Opportunity and Equality, and established its headquarters on Wall Street. Price’s role at the League was just one aspect of his long and impressive life.
About the Book
In this acclaimed memoir, Hugh B. Price, former editorial writer for The New York Times, traces his historical lineage throughout the United States. He finds ancestors such as Nero Hawley, who fought in the American Revolution and served at Valley Forge under General George Washington; George and Rebecca Latimer, who escaped slavery in Virginia by stowing away on a boat and traveling to the North as master and slave; and Lewis Latimer, a famous inventor who worked with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison and played a pivotal role in perfecting the light bulb.