Events and Speakers
December 14 – BOOK TALK and SIGNING at the MILWAUKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY – VILLARD SQUARE BRANCH
5190 N. 35th St. Milwaukee, WI 53209
6:00 to 7:30pm
Fran Kaplan and Robert Samuel Smith, editors and coauthors of the Introduction of James Cameron’s A Time of Terror: A Survivor’s Story, 3rd edition, will present a reading and an audio-visual talk: The Life, Times and Accomplishments of Dr. James Cameron, a Milwaukee hero and early civil rights pioneer. Reggie Jackson, Dr. Cameron’s protégé, who wrote the book’s Afterword about his mentor’s life beyond the memoir’s end, will read excerpts and talk about their relationship. All three will answer questions and sign books following the presentation.
November 5 – BOOK TALK and SIGNING at the SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Room N125
15oo University Drive, Waukesha WI
4:00 to 5:30pm
Dr. Robert S. Smith, Dr. Fran Kaplan, and Reggie Jackson will speak about the book and the life and legacy of its late author, Dr. James Cameron, civil rights pioneer and founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum. The panel presentation, Up North: Images and Incidents in the African American Freedom Struggle, also features author and photographer, Mark Speltz, and civil rights activist and poet, Margaret Rozga as moderator.
Directions to the campus and to Room 125 here.
June 13-23 – MUSEUM EXHIBIT and BOOK TALK at MILWAUKEE CITY HALL
Rotunda, City Hall
200 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
8:00am to 5:00pm weekdays
– EXHIBIT: The Life and Writings of Dr. James Cameron, an America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s traveling exhibit, will be on display for the public weekdays from June 13-23.
– BOOK TALK / SALE / SIGNING: June 16 – 2:00pm
In conjunction with the exhibit at City Hall, ABHM Head Griot and Time of Terror contributing author Reggie Jackson will speak about the book in the Rotunda. The book will be available for sale and author signing following the talk until 4:00pm.
June 25-30 – EXHIBIT and TALK at MOBILITY MATTERS / MOBILE DESIGN BOX
Mobile Design Box (UWM – School of Architecture and Urban Planning)
1551 North Water (Water and East Pleasant Streets)
– EXHIBIT: The VIRTUAL Museum and Writings of Dr. James Cameron, an ABHM traveling exhibit, will be on display for the public daily from June 25-30.
– PRESENTATION / DEMONSTRATION: June 25 – 6:00-8:00pm
In conjunction with the above exhibit at the Mobile Design Box, A Time of Terror contributing authors Dr. Fran Kaplan, Dr. Robert Smith, and Reggie Jackson will demonstrate and talk about America’s Black Holocaust virtual (entirely online) Museum and answer the questions:
- What is a virtual museum and what can it do?
- How and why did a group of Milwaukeeans create a one-of-a-kind online museum that is attracting visitors from around the globe?
– BOOK SALE / SIGNING – A Time of Terror will be available for purchase at the event and the contributors will sign books from 7:30-8:00pm.
These events are part of the Mobility Matters exhibition, which highlights a series of projects, collaborative practices, and community issues that are transforming the social fabric of the Midwest.
June 27 – BOOK TALK / SALE / SIGNING at BOSWELL BOOK COMPANY
Dr. Fran Kaplan serves as coordinator of the virtual America’s Black Holocaust Museum. She has been an educator, social worker, writer, and racial justice activist for nearly five decades. Fran has created and run nonprofit and for profit organizations that address issues from women’s health and farmworker rights to nurturing parenting, early childhood education, and peace-building.
Dr. Robert Samuel Smith is Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Inclusion & Engagement, the Director of the Cultures & Communities Program, and Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He teaches courses on African American History, Multicultural America, African Americans and the Law, and U.S. Legal History. He is author of the book Race, Labor and Civil Rights, and contributes a monthly column to Milwaukee Magazine.
Drs. Kaplan and Smith will be joined in the book signing by the late Dr. Cameron’s son, Virgil, and his protégé and book contributor, Reggie Jackson. The event is cosponsored by America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
February 27 – The official book launch, sale, and signing will be celebrated at the annual Founder’s Day Gathering for Racial Repair and Reconciliation held by the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation on February 27, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Buy tickets for Black Voices Matter! An Evening of Arts and Culture:
- with a Credit Card Online
- with cash at Coffee Makes You Black Cafe, 2803 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53206 (TU thru SAT 7:30am-3:00pm, SUN 9:00am-6:00pm)
Copies of A Time of Terror may be purchased at this event at a one-time discount.
A Time of Terror will also be released for sale at bookstores and online retailers on Dr. Cameron’s birthday, February 25, 2016.