Monday, April 25, 2011

THE SAVAGE CITY comes to Harlem

WHEN: May 10, 2011, Tues., at 8pm

WHERE: Hue Man Bookstore, W. 124 St. & 8th Ave. Harlem, NYC

This is a very special presentation and discussion of the New York Times best-selling book THE SAVAGE CITY by T.J. ENGLISH.

In a one-time appearance only, T.J. will be joined by DHORUBA BIN WAHAD (pictured at his arrest in 1971), a central figure in the book. This discussion will be moderated by Harlem legend HERB BOYD, journalist, author, and editor of many books (including "The Harlem Reader.")

THE SAVAGE CITY is a non-fiction narrative that explores the racial turmoil in New York City in the 1960s and early 1970s. The story is told through the experiences of three people: George Whitmore, a 19 year-old black male who is framed for a horrific double murder he didn't commit; Bill Phillips, a corrupt cop who eventually becomes an informant and testifies at the Knapp Commission hearings into police corruption; and Dhoruba Bin Wahad, one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party in NYC.

Do not miss this opportunity to take part in a discussion of NYC during one of its most difficult recent eras, and add your view as to whether or not this history is still relevant today.

Books will be available for purchase, and T.J. English will, upon request, sign a copy of your book.