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Author Talk : “His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice”

Thursday, 03.07.2024

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carter Center

453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize presents Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa: His Name Is George Floyd. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Cappella Books are honored to welcome the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, along with the 2023 Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners in nonfiction Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, to The Carter Center to discuss
their groundbreaking book, “His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice.” The authors will appear in conversation with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Ernie Suggs on Thursday, March 7 th at 7:00 pm in the Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel.

A landmark biography by two prize-winning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd’s life and legacy—from his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education, health care, criminal justice, and policing—telling the story of how one man’s tragic experience brought about a global movement for change.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the venue. Masks are optional.
Presented in association with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Press Club and The James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University.