ONLINENight of Learning With Author E. Dolores Johnson

January 16, 2022 Free
E. Dolores Johnson’s family on the cover of her book, “Say I’m Dead” (Courtesy photo)

Hosted by the JCDS Va’ad (parent association), join us for our second annual Erev MLK Jr. Day Parent Night of Learning. We are honored to have E. Dolores Johnson, author of “Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love,” share her personal story with our community.

As our nation continues to explore racism in America and racial division in our society, we will have the opportunity to focus on these broader realities through the context of one mixed-race family.

In her new book, Johnson, the daughter of an interracial couple, tells the story of her parents’ decision to flee Indianapolis for upstate New York. Anti-miscegenation laws in the 1940s drove her parents to secretly marry. Thirty-six years later, while researching her father’s black genealogy, she unearthed a remarkable secret that defined their family.

Join us for a preview of what our sixth through eighth grade students will experience this year when E. Dolores Johnson shares her story with them.

E. Dolores Johnson was born in Buffalo, New York. She earned degrees from Howard University and Harvard Business School. After a career in tech, she took an MFA equivalent course to learn creative writing. Johnson is a published essayist focused on interracialism.

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Sunday, January 16, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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