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True South Bookstore hosts Charles Barron lecture and community forum

14 Special to AmNews | , Olayemi Odesanya | 10/26/2012, 4:49 p.m.
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True South Bookstore is building on its growing reputation as an invaluable community resource as well as a traditional bookstore.

Owner Monroe Brown sells rare and brand-new books, and he holds lectures and meetings at the store in Brooklyn. The community forums are becoming very popular.

On Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., community educator and City Councilman Charles Barron will speak on the topic "2012 Electoral Politics, Power and Liberation" and host an open community forum geared toward identifying critical community problems and their solutions.

True South Books has just closed out a great fall program, which included writers and panelists such as Iyaluua and Herman Ferguson with their book "An Unlikely Warrior," Abdullah H. Abdur-Razzaq's lecture on preserving the legacy of Malcolm X, Dr. Jack Felder speaking on "African People and European Holidays" and Michelle Alexander's great "The New Jim Crow."

There are thousands of books at the store from authors such as Dr. Ben, Marimba Ani, Anthony Browder and Franz Fanon; and then there are classes in writing application letters to college for students about to graduate, and lessons in Mandarin. The cute Bed-Stuy store also has a barber's chair where people can get their hair cut.

The suggested donation for Barron's lecture is $10.

True South Books is located at 492 Nostrand Ave. at Halsey Street in Brooklyn. You can take the A or C to Nostrand Avenue and walk three short blocks.

For more information, call 347-425-7330 or email on to truesouthbooks@aol.com