Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

05/31/2019, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Downtown Stage

Join Sharon Robinson, Jerry Pinkney, and Stephana Colbert as they proudly discuss their newest books that give a voice to groups traditionally not heard.  Robinson’s latest is a memoir which sees herself in 1963 as a 13-year old against the backdrop of one of the most tumultuous years of the Civil Rights movement. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to some of the most important events of the era, including her family attending the March on Washington as guests of Martin Luther King Jr., while dealing with her own personal problems as a new teen.  Pinkney’s A Place to Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and a Speech that Changed a Nation tells the never-before-told story about Dr. King’s legendary speech and how he came to write it.And Colbert’s Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: The Elders; Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: As We Mature is an illuminating collection of true and candid narratives celebrating African American women who have lived their ordinary lives in extraordinary ways.


  • Sharon Robinson


    Sharon Robinson is an acclaimed author of several works of fiction and nonfiction as well as an educational consultant for Major League Baseball. She...

  • Jerry Pinkney


    Legendary author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney's many accolades include the Caldecott Medal, five Coretta Scott King Awards, five Coretta Scott King...

  • Stephana Colbert


    Stephana I. Colbert is a writer and an attorney. She has written several law review and legal articles as well as short stories, poetry and essays. ...

  • Miranda Spigener-Sapon


    Miranda is an award-winning writer whose first scripted television series for Amazon Prime, Marisa Romanov, is set to appear later this year.  The...


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