Wednesday, February 17, 2010

You're Invited: Black Retail Action Group hosts Black History Month event

Come out and meet authors and photographers Deborah Willis and Emily Bernard as BRAG celebrates Black History Month! Willis and Bernard are the authors of Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs.

DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2010
LOCATION:Lord & Taylor, 424 5th Avenue @ 38th Street. 11th Floor, NYC
TIME:6:00pm - 8:00pm
RSVP:Call (212) 234-3050 to rsvp your attendance.
COST: $35 for Members – Members can only purchase tickets by calling the office at (212) 234-3050. $45 for Non-Members
Call (212) 234-3050 to purchase tickets or purchase tickets online by clicking here.

Tickets include copy of book, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Author will give an overview of her work, and autograph the books at the end of the evening.There has never been a First Lady like her before. While there have been a slew of Obama celebrity books, none contain the message of Deborah Willis and Emily Bernard's eye-opening book, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs. Click here for complete information. Additional copies of the book can be purchased for $20 (Suggested retail $26.95). We will also have available Dr. Willis' book "Posing Beauty In African American Culture" for purchase for $35 (Suggested retail $49.95).
About the authors:
Deborah Willis, a MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fletcher Fellow, is the author of Reflections in Black, Posing Beauty, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs, and the New York Times bestseller Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs. She is chair of the photography department and a University Professor at New York University.
Emily Bernard is the author of Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She teaches at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

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