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Thursday Reading at NWAAM

So we’ve got this great new resource in the neighborhood:  the Northwest African American Museum.

And in addition to the permanent exhibits in the museum, they’re bringing in all sorts of other interesting cultural events that we should all be taking advantage of.   Thursday night (9/18) at 6pm you’ve got a chance to catch one, as Spokesman-Review reporter Jim Kershner reads from his new biography on Carl Maxey.


Carl Maxey was, in his own words, a kid who started from scratch — “black scratch.” Much of his childhood was spent in Spokane Children’s Home, and despite being kicked out along with the only other “colored” orphan at the Home, he went on to an NCAA Championship career as a boxer at Gonzaga and as a lawyer who became famous for championing civil rights and defending controversial clients, including the Seattle Seven. He ran on an anti-war platform against “Scoop” Jackson and became a legend for pursuing his life’s work: equality. Join Jim Kershner, a reporter for the Spokane Spokesman-Review, as he brings the first Carl Maxey biography to Seattle.
All readings are followed by book signings.


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