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Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Joe Barry Carroll - Black American Voices
Please consider joining us for a multi-media author talk and presentation which is at times powerful, funny, and profoundly moving.
Thursday, February 28th at 6:30pm
Grange Hall, 10640 Serenbe Lane
Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions by NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carroll has been praised as “magical,” “a voice-driven stunner,” and “a book that quite extraordinarily puts together three very different layers of all of our lives.”
This collection of uplifting narratives, and striking photographs of Black Americans and African art draws an indelible connection between the American experience and African culture. The narratives are real-life stories relayed to Joe Barry Carroll by family, friends, and other memorable people he has met over the years. The photographs were gathered from archives and photo albums of numerous families, and the art is from the Antonio and Betty Zamora Collection of African Art. Black American Voices calls us to discover and celebrate our shared culture, values, and emotions.
About the Author
Joe Barry Carroll earned an economics degree from Purdue University where he was also an All-American in basketball. Carroll was selected the No 1 overall pick in the 1980 National Basketball Association draft by the Golden State Warriors where he averaged twenty-five points per game. He founded The Carroll Group, a wealth advisory firm that serves professional athletes, and other high-net worth clients, and Joe Barry Carroll Publishing, an independent book publisher. Carroll’s first book, Growing Up…In Words and Images is an award-winning memoir coffee table book that has been praised by Publishers’ Weekly, Emory University professor of African-American history, Michael D. Harris, PhD, and WABE Director of Arts and Cultural Programming, Lois Reitzes. His non-profit activities include establishing BroadView Foundation, a 501c3 that funds educational, community, and social justice programs, and served on the board of MOCA GA. Carroll is the recipient of the “Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award” from the Atlanta Braves and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.