Strivings

reflections on race, religion, history & social change

December 4, 2019

Dear family, friends, coworkers and neighbors in the Pee Dee area, please join me and more than a dozen other local authors for the Pee Dee Author Expo, hosted by the Florence County Library on Saturday, December 14, from 2-4 p.m.

I'll have copies of my new book, A Hist...

November 12, 2019

Friends, family, and coworkers in the Midlands of South Carolina, please join me for a free lecture and discussion about my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, published earlier this year by the History Press, at the Greater Columbia Baha'i Cente...

November 4, 2019

This weekend I'll be traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, for the annual conference of the Southern Historical Association (SHA), and local friends have been kind enough to organize two book talks while I'm in town.

The first will be an informal gathering Friday night at...

October 2, 2019

This week I'll be attending my first conference as a member of the venerable Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History," and several colleagues. This 104th annual confe...

October 1, 2019

The History Press released my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, at the end of February, and I'm excited about being on the road to share it!

Weighing in at a slim 190 pages, in softcover, with more than 70 beautiful historic photographs, maps, a...

July 9, 2019

I'm happy to be traveling to Phoenix, AZ this weekend for a talk about my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina. I'll be presenting at a monthly gathering at the home of my friend Dr. Gregory Schweitz at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. I'll have cop...

April 8, 2019

Friends, family, and coworkers in Upstate South Carolina, please join me for a free lecture and discussion about my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, just published by the History Press, at the Baha'i Center in Greenville this Saturday, April 1...

January 11, 2017

This Saturday, January 14, 2017, I'll be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Greenville, South Carolina, the city where I grew up and which figures very prominently in my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community. I'm h...

June 6, 2016

I'm looking forward to my next set of book events this weekend in South Bend, Indiana.

I'll be speaking to an informal gathering at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Baha’i Center, 1608 Mishawaka Ave. And the following day at 1 p.m. I'll be the keynote speaker at Race Unity D...

April 16, 2016

I'm happy to announce that I'll be visiting Washington, D.C. in a couple of weeks to talk about my new book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community. On Saturday night I'll be the speaker at a monthly "salon" at the home of Augusto Lopez-Cl...

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