#EverythingNC: Author Series - Dr. Lea E. Williams

#EverythingNC: Author Series

Join the Government & Heritage Library on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. with a discussion and book signing with Dr. Lea E. Williams, author of “We Who Believe in Freedom: The Life and Times of Ella Baker.” Dr. Williams will be introduced by Dr. Valerie Ann Johnson, chair of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission. Sheilah Barrett Carroll, Historic Publications Editor and Dr. Williams’ editor for “We Who Believe in Freedom” will serve as the moderator for the discussion.

“We Who Believe in Freedom” is the second volume in the True Tales for Young Readers series published by the Historical Research Office of the N.C. Office of Archives and History. It tells the story of Ella Baker, who grew up in Littleton, N.C., and is best remembered for the role she played in facilitating the April 1960 organizational meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at Shaw University. 

Books will be available for purchase during the event. For more information or questions, please contact 919-814-6790 or GHL.info@ncdcr.gov