forward by an author, and an activist and a lawyer named michelle alexander. i was coming out of a program similar to this at the library one evening and one of the panelists was the late vincent harding i knew him from my days at a student at the college and he saw me, he knows me as calvin he said hey, calvin before you leave, i want to make sure you get a book. and i said what book is that? he said the jim crow and i went and got the bock and i read it like many of us -- i was further enlightened and, of course, became increasingly even more angry. so i thank michelle for being here tonight. i thank suzanne for being here tonight. and also thank you for coming so that you can learn more about women and mass incarceration. this today would be the 92nd anniversary of the birth malcolm
[laughter] [applause] >> susan burton and michelle alexander. [applause] the books are on sale downstairs in the bookstore. [applause] >> y'all show some love to asha. she did a great job moderating. [applause] now listen, the books are on sale downstairs, and in case you need more time they will be on sale for the next several sundays. but we want you to go down now while we have susan and michelle here so that you might get an autographed copy. so thank you all for coming, may god bless you, and don't forget we're here every sunday from 9 -- [laughter] and at 3 1:30. -- 11:30. thank you, good night. it's been a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful time. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> we're live this weekend from chicago for the 33rd annual printers row lit fest featuring former u.s. congressman trey radel, jeffrey stone on sex and the constitution, heather ann thompson and many more. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. on "after words" this weekend, new america president and ceo anne-marie slaughter examines the intersection of tech
i've already mentioned michelle alexander civil rights lawyer advocate legal scholar and best selling author. and i should also tell you that -- later after the discussion, the book of becoming will be on sale be downstairs in our bookstore. where's ms. graham make sure i'm right about this. now down stairs in our bookstore soy encourage you all to go down after it is over and get a copy. you're signing them -- yes ms. byrd will be signing them and i'm sure after you hear this discussion you will want to get a copy. moderator tonight is archer an award-winning author and journalist and first detained recognition when she pinned her 1999 cay debut book the prisoners wife it's a powerful lyrical memoir about a young black woman romance and marriage with a man who was serving a 20 to life sentence in prison. with a hope that they would live as a couple in the outside world she became pregnant with her daughter. a former feature editor for essence magazine, she also wrote something like beautiful. the continuation of her love with emotional disappointment and a serious bout of depression.
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