KC Author to Discuss “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream”


KCFAA, Rainy Day Books to Host Special Author Series

Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Kansas City) – Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA), in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will host a special Author Series featuring Kansas City’s own Dr. Janice Ellis on July 31.

A Conversation with Dr. Janice Ellis will be facilitated by Rainy Day Books Owner Vivien Jennings and will delve into the inspirational story behind, “From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream.”

KCFAA Author Series
7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W 47th St
Kansas City, MO 64112

The Author Series, a Complimentary Open House Event, is sponsored by Spencer Fane and is open to the public. A special reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. for KCFAA members.

To become a member, visit: www.kcfaa.org/join.
To RSVP for the event, visit: https://kcfaa.org/author-series/#rsvp

“From Liberty to Magnolia” takes you on the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. The story shows how she triumphed even when the realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her.

The book tells the broader story of what the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Amendment have meant and have not meant for blacks and women from a first-hand account, as she has lived through their maturation during the last 50 years.

“From Liberty to Magnolia” shows readers, especially aspiring women and minorities, how to navigate and ultimately embrace the challenges at every major crossroads and be triumphant. It includes a study guide for book clubs, classes, group discussions, and community forums.

Dr. Ellis’ book is available for preorder and purchase at Rainy Day Books, www.rainydaybooks.com. Copies will also be available for purchase and signing at the Author Series event.