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Caleb Gayle – In Person
June 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome award winning journalist and Tulsa native, Caleb Gayle to celebrate the launch of his new book, We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power for a free event on Wednesday June 8 at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books, 221 E. Archer Street.
Joining Caleb Gayle in conversation will be Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Black Wall Street Times, Nehemiah Frank.
We Refuse to Forget is a landmark work of untold American history that reshapes our understanding of identity, race, and belonging.
“When Caleb Gayle wrote this book, he reached back into history to find power. By telling the stories of elders like Cow Tom and other Black Creeks who refused to simplify our understanding of race, he amplified that our stories escape categories because our lives are rich and complex. In the end, he let us not forget that America can handle every part that makes us whole.” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist
We Refuse to Forget will be published by Riverhead Books on June 7, 2022. You can pre-order a copy today from Magic City Books, https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/we-refuse-to-forget/780. Copies of the book will be available at Magic City Books starting June 7 and will be available for purchase at the event.
About We Refuse to Forget
Caleb Gayle is an award-winning journalist who writes about race and identity. A professor at Northeastern University, he is a fellow at New America, PEN America, Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, and a visiting scholar at New York University. Gayle’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Guernica, and other publications. The son of Jamaican immigrants, Gayle is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, the University of Oxford, and has an MBA and a master’s in public policy, both from Harvard University. He lives in Boston.