David Nicholson & Clifford Thompson

IN-STORE EVENT 
Monday, February 19, 7:30 PM 
David Nicholson presents The Garretts of Columbia: A Black South Carolina Family from Slavery to the Dawn of Integration 
In conversation with Clifford Thompson 

Based on decades of research and thousands of family letters, David Nicholson's The Garretts of Columbia is family history as American history, rich with pivotal events viewed through the lens of the Garretts’ lives. At the heart of the book are Nicholson's own great-grandparents, Casper George Garrett and his wife, Anna Maria, who believed in the possibility of America despite coming of age in the bleak Jim Crow years after Reconstruction. Their family history encompasses WWI, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migration.  A multigenerational story of hope and resilience, The Garretts of Columbia is an American history of Black struggle, sacrifice, and achievement. Nicholson discusses his book and his family's story at Greenlight with Cliff Thompson, award-winning author of What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues.  


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Monday, February 19, 2024 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Garretts of Columbia: A Black South Carolina Family from Slavery to the Dawn of Integration By David Nicholson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781643364544
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: University of South Carolina Press - January 9th, 2024

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