Durham, NC – Join local author Andre Vann on August 26 when Barnes & Noble hosts a Book Signing for Vann’s latest release African Americans of Durham County.
Durham County, North Carolina, once called the “Chicago of the South” and the “Capital of the Black Bourgeoisie,” has long occupied an important place in the hearts and minds of those who called Durham County home. African Americans have played a vital role in the growth and development of the region over the years, from antebellum times to Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era and in the present.
The African American citizens of this historic Tar Heel county share an impressive story marked by determination, economic achievement, and resilience, and they have made a difference in all walks of life—educational, religious, civic, and commercial. This pictorial history r
Join the author for a signing:
Where: Barnes & Noble
8030 Renaissance Parkway, Suite 855
Durham, NC 27713
When: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online www.arcadiapublishing.com
About the Author:
Andre D. Vann—author, archivist, historian, and a longtime resident of Durham and chronicler of African American history—has compiled a fascinating collection of photographs highlighting key individuals and memorable moments in Durham County’s history. This tribute to the people of Durham County aims to be a treasure for longtime residents and newcomers alike.
Born: June 1970, Vance County
Career: Coordinator of University Archives and professor, N.C. Central University
Education: B.A. and M.A. in history, N.C. Central University
Family: Wife Tracey Burns-Vann
Fun fact: Vann was born in a community called Mobile that was founded by his great-great-grandmother. The midwife who delivered him confused his birthday, marking July instead of June on his birth certificate, so he now celebrates both birthdays.