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...

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...

May 20, 2019

Check out this interview I did with Baha'i Blog, a great site that provides high-quality, thoughtful content for Baha'is and their friends worldwide, about my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, which was just published at the end of February. Th...

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...

August 31, 2018

In recent days the sitting governors of South Carolina and Florida have each referred to their political opponents as animals.

It is no coincidence that these same political opponents overwhelmingly represent African Americans.

This would just be more of a tired old stor...

April 26, 2018

This morning I received a draft copy of the cover of my new book, a brief introduction to the first century of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, from my editor at the History Press, and I'm SOOOO happy!

In its first two chapters this book will cover much of the same g...

April 16, 2018

I'm delighted to announce that bahaibookstore.com, the online distributor for the Baha'i Publishing Trust in the United States, is now carrying my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community, published in 2015 by the University Press of F...

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