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Program - Author Appearance - South of Little Rock, Discussion & Book Signing
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am
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* Yuletide Traditions Special Event *

Author: C. Rollie Adams

A native of southern Arkansas, George Rollie Adams is president and CEO emeritus of Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, author of General William S. Harney: Prince of Dragoons (a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Book Award), coauthor or coeditor of three other books, and founding editor in chief of the American Journal of Play.

A former teacher, Adams holds graduate degrees in history and education and has served as director of the Louisiana State Museum and as a writer, editor, and program director for the American Association for State and Local History.

South of Little Rock is a story of race, family, and small-town southern life in the 1950s with present-day meaning for all Americans.

Sam Tate is a widower who dotes on his two children in tiny Unionville, Arkansas. Becky Reeves is an unmarried northerner who ignores a warning from her mother and comes south to teach. Ida Belle Tate is a strong-willed woman who loves helping raise her grandchildren and dislikes blacks and Yankees.Life changes for all of them when Governor Faubus resists the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, President Eisenhower sends troops to ensure it, and an ambitious Unionville newspaper editor and others fan racial hatred.

South of Little Rock has received four independent publishing awards, including the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Regional Fiction in the U.S. and Canada and the 2019 Readers’ Favorites Silver Medal for Social Issues Fiction.

Book with be for sale. The softcover book is $20.00; cash and checks accepted.

Admission is free and open to the public. Join us!

Location Fairport Historical Museum 18 Perrin St. Fairport NY14450

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