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Chef Jesse

Chef Jesse Jones: Culinary Artist

Tuesday, February 17th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Local chef Jesse Jones prepares a recipe from his book,  “Pow! My Life in 40 Feasts.” 


"'POW! My Life in 40 Feasts' is so much more than a cookbook-it's the actual celebration of Chef Jesse's way of life...through delicious food. We are all so fortunate to take a peek into the life of one of America's finest chefs and, more importantly, to share a little of his bon vivant personality." -Thomas Griffiths, CMC

                         

 Sponsored by the Friends of SOPL , South Orange Public Library                       


Driving While Black Dr. Gretchen Sorin Author Discussion

Tuesday, February 23rd
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Dr. Gretchen Sorin talks about her book, 
Driving While Black: African-American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights.

In Driving While Black, the acclaimed historian Gretchen Sorin reveals how the car―the ultimate symbol of independence and possibility―has always held particular importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road.

Sponsored by the Friends of SOPL , South Orange Public Library  

OutspokenDr. Clarencia Newsome-Shade Author Discussion

Sunday, February 28th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Dr. Clarencia Newsome-Shade will talk about her book, Outspoken: Clarence W. Newsome, Esq. A Civil Rights Champion: A Daughter's Reflections, which is a memoir of her father Clarence Newsome, a Civil Rights champion and lawyer.

"My father was a rebel and a bright young lawyer. Nearly sixty years later, discovering his legacy has helped me find my missing 'peace.'"


Sponsored by the Friends of SOPL , South Orange Public Library