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An Afternoon with… Authors, Dr. Robert E. Galloway and Dr. Jean Nelson Galloway at Houston Public Library’s African American Library at the Gregory School

WHAT:
In celebration of Juneteeth the Houston Public Library presents An Afternoon with… Authors Dr. Robert E. Galloway and Dr. Jean Nelson Galloway. They will be discussing their book, “The Unity of Woman: Naturally African – The Unity of Woman, Nature and African Sculptured Form.” Customers will have an opportunity to meet and greet the authors, as well as get their book signed. For more details please visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1440. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM

WHERE:
The African American Library on at the Gregory School located at 1300 Victor St., 77019, 832-393-1440

About The Book:
This book combines African art, photos and sculpture with common-sense, often humorous, but always thought-provoking African proverbs. The purpose of this book is to empower readers — especially those of the feminine gender — and help them recognize their common roots, future potential and understand the true meaning of “Sankofa” … “You cannot go forward unless you first look back to where you have come from.”

About the Authors:
Dr. Robert Galloway was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Yale School of Medicine. Before graduating, he founded the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of South Central Connecticut. While completing junior and senior residencies in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, Dr. Galloway met medical student Jean Nelson. They married and moved to Houston, where he joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and taught internal medicine before going into private practice in 1980. In 1988, he founded the African American Heritage Museum of Houston.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

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Contact:
Sandra Fernandez
Manager of Public Relations
Houston Public Library
832.393.1381; cell 713.435.9448
sandra.fernandez@houstontx.gov

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