Author Katheryn Russell-Brown at Cone Park

Contact: Brad McClenny

Gainesville, FL - Children’s book author Katheryn Russell-Brown will read her new book Justice Rising: 12 Amazing Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement during a presentation Wednesday June 21, 1 p.m. at the Cone Park Branch of the Alachua County Library District. 

cover of the book Justice Rising, four Black women stand in a line on the cover

You've heard the names Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, but what about the many other women who were crucial to the civil rights movement? Russell-Brown highlights 12 other prominent Black women of the Civil Rights era in her new book. 

Russell-Brown will also read from another of her books titled Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, a biography of African American jazz virtuoso Melba Doretta Liston.

By Brad on May 30, 2023