Judge Robert L. Wilkins at Baldwin Library, Wed.,March 15th

U.S. Circuit Court Judge Robert L. Wilkins will be at Baldwin Public Library (300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009)
on Wednesday, March 15th,  at 7:00 PM. Judge Wilkins will be promoting his book on the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, Long Hard Road to Truth. Book Beat will be selling books at the event. If you have any questions, or would like to reserve a book beforehand, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. This event is free and open to the public, although registration is required. You can register here.

Long Road to Hard Truth chronicles the early history in creating a monument for Black soldiers during the Civil War and later evolving to a national museum. The book details the endless obstacles through the decades including political machinations to deliberate maneuverings in blocking the construction of a museum to world events that put it at the bottom of priorities.

It is also a memoir of Judge Wilkins’ intensely emotional role in reviving the idea of the museum, and encountering years of political roadblocks, but also the honor of becoming a member of the Presidential Commission that planned the museum, to finally turning a 100-year old desire into reality—a museum that will gather, preserve, celebrate, the facts and artifacts of African American history and culture.

Long Road to Hard Truth chronicles the early history in creating a monument for Black soldiers during the Civil War and later evolving to a national museum. The book details the endless obstacles through the decades including political machinations to deliberate maneuverings in blocking the construction of a museum to world events that put it at the bottom of priorities. It is also a memoir of Judge Wilkins intensely emotional role in reviving the idea of the museum, and encountering years of political roadblocks, but also the honor of becoming a member of the Presidential Commission that planned the museum, to finally turning a 100-year old desire into reality—a museum that will gather, preserve, celebrate, the facts and artifacts of African American history and culture.

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