14th Annual Austin African American Book Festival
For 2020, the Austin African American Book Festival is a virtual event.
This year’s festival falls on the birthday of Paul Laurence Dunbar. The festival theme, We Wear The Mask, pays homage to one of Dunbar’s most famous works.
Like the poem of the same name, the festival explores the masks and methods employed to deal with the social hierarchies, challenges to identity and implicit biases that must be faced to succeed within the broader society.
10 am Central: On Call with Dr. Tweedy
(A discussion with Damon Tweedy, MD, author of Black Man in A White Coat)
11 am Central: The Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns tells the story of the Great Migration, a watershed era in American history
Noon Central: We Wear The Mask: The Voice of Paul Laurence Dunbar
1 pm Central: The Black Covid-19 Index: Valuing and Preserving Our Stories