Events



March 30

Book signing with Otis Sanford, author of ‘From Boss Crump to King Willie’

FROM BOSS CRUMP TO KING WILLIE: HOW RACE CHANGED POLITICS IN MEMPHIS
By Otis Sanford

Were you aware that the iconic and powerful “Boss Crump” actually owed a measure of his political success to Black voters? Where were you when African Americans became the pivotal force that elected Memphis’s first Black Mayor? Do you know who supported his bid for Mayor and who did not? From Boss Crump to King Willie answers your questions and offers you an in-depth look at the vital role that race played in the political evolution of Memphis from the rise of Edward Hull Crump to the election of Dr. Willie Herenton. Filled with vivid details on the workings of municipal politics, this accessible account by veteran journalist Otis Sanford explores the nearly century-long struggle by African Americans in Memphis to secure recognition, respect and a place at the political table.
Join us on March 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for a book signing and discussion at Clayborn Temple.