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Photo left: Children of all ages enjoy Touch-A-Truck, which takes place at Germantown Community Library each spring. 

Otis Sanford Book Signing and Author Talk

Join local author and journalist Otis Sanford for a discussion of his book, From Boss Crump to King Willie, with a focus on question-and-answer interactions with the audience. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Pre-register by calling 901-757-7323 starting September 25.

From Boss Crump to King Willie offers an in-depth look at the vital role that race played in the political evolution of Memphis, from the rise of longtime political boss Edward Hull Crump to the election of Dr. Willie Herenton as the city’s first black mayor. This accessible account by veteran journalist Otis Sanford explores the nearly century-long struggle by African Americans in Memphis to secure recognition from local leaders and gain a viable voice in the city’s affairs.

Otis Sanford is currently a full-time faculty member at the University of Memphis who teaches students from freshmen to the graduate level. He holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism. He also serves as the political commentator for WREG-TV Channel 3 and writes a weekly viewpoint column for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Sanford has more than 40 years of experience in newspaper journalism.


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