Follow Your Past is a series that follows average Americans on a journey to breathtaking locations as they uncover their very personal connections to history’s most extraordinary events. In each episode, acclaimed journalist and author Alison Stewart takes individuals around the world, from 1 incredible location to another, giving them a chance to literally walk in their ancestors’ footsteps. Each step of the way, they learn important clues about their families’ contributions to world history. By journey’s end, each famous ancestor is revealed, and the historical impact of that person’s life will come into clear and striking focus. Follow Your Past is green-lit for 13 half-hour episodes produced by Lion TV USA.
Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30pm
Central Library, Poe Room 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
In his debut novel, Jabari Asim explores urban life in the first years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, using the intertwined stories of a retired “leg breaker,” an aging kingpin, an altruistic pediatrician, and a foster child turned college student. Set against the grim backdrop of a deteriorating neighborhood, Only the Strong features strong characters, whose stories are deeply rooted in the book’s time and place.
Jabari Asim is the author of many works of fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, and drama. He is the executive editor of The Crisis, and is an associate professor of creative writing at Emerson College.
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