Author Michael T. Gengler will talk about his book We Can Do It on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Headquarters Library

November 8, 2018

Alachua County Library District welcomes author and local resident Michael T. Gengler on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m., to Headquarters Library. Gengler will talk about his book We Can Do It which opened this year as the #1 Civil Rights Law ebook in the country. His book presents a factual account of Alachua County’s history of school desegregation with extensive interviews with students and community leaders. He asks important questions about the creation by both races of desegregated schools and explores the lessons that can be learned from the generation that desegregated our schools. He also makes a strong argument for the importance of public schools in a community.


Gengler graduated from Gainesville High School in 1962. In 1969, he received his Doctorate Degree from Harvard Law School. For most of his career, he was a corporate lawyer in Boston and Chicago. He returned to Gainesville and remains a vocal advocate for public school education. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the Florida Historical Society.

For additional information, visit the Library District’s eBranch at or call (352) 334-3900.



If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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