Kickoff Black History Month 2021 - Dick Gregory and A Conversation with Journalist and News Publisher, Cheryl Smith

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Monday, February 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Kickoff Black History Month 2021 with a Review of Essential History Classics:  Dick Gregory's "No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History" and "Defining Moments in History..."

A Dynamic Conversation with Gregory's Long Time Friend & Collaborator Cheryl Smith, publisher of IMessenger Media News Group LLC, a multimedia platform which includes Texas Metro News, Garland Journal and IMessenger

No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History republished 2/16 as apart of Amistad’s Literary Revival Program, offers this incomparable satirist’s intellectual, conspiratorial, and humorous spin on the facts.  No subject is off limits from his critical eye—Gregory examines numerous aspects of culture and history, from the slave trade, police brutality, the wretchedness of working-class life and labor unions to the 1968 Civil Rights Act, the Founding Fathers, “happy slaves,” and entrepreneurs....Although this absorbing book is more than forty years old, its provocative truths continue to reverberate in our lives today.  With No More Lies, Gregory inspire a new generation to connect what is happening today with what has happened in the past.  

Defining Moments in Black History  by Dick Gregory is a collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A captivating journey through time, Defining Moments in Black History explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing Strange Fruit.

About Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith is the publisher of I Messenger Media News Group LLC, a multimedia platform which includes Texas Metro News, Garland Journal and I Messenger, and believes her team’s thought-provoking news and commentary will add greater depth to the long-running publication.  

Smith, who is a Florida A&M University graduate, currently serves as the Region IV President for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), board member of the Society of Professional Journalists - Fort Worth and President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists (DFW/ABJ).

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No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062981288
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Published: Amistad - February 16th, 2021

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies Cover Image
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Published: Amistad - September 18th, 2018