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Rebekah L. Pierce, Black History Month Author Table

Rebekah L. Pierce, Black History Month Author Table

Come and meet award-winning author Rebekah L. Pierce and explore the Great Depression and the Civil War through the eyes of her most infamous protagonists, WWI veteran, Sy Sanford and former slave now entrepreneur, Lucy Bosman. Learn how these two pivotal moments in American history impacted the lives of African American writers and the art of storytelling

Rebekah L. Pierce is the author of two historical fiction novels, Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders and The Secret Life of Lucy Bosman suspenseful stories set in Richmond, Virginia! Signed copies will be available for purchase. 



Tuesday, February 20, 2024
4:45pm - 7:45pm
Hull Street
Author Visit Black History Month Book Discussion
Adults Seniors

Tags:  Mystery; Suspense; Historic Fiction; African American literature; Women's literature; adult readers

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Meldon Jenkins-Jones

Meldon Jenkins-Jones is the Richmond Public Library / Community Services Manager at Hull Street Branch Library. 

Meldon also chairs the Get Lit Advisory Committee which supports the Richmond Public Library Get Lit Reading Initiatives including the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program and the Lit Chicks Read book clubs.

Meldon is a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2022. She was the first recipient of the Virginia Library Association (VLA) Librarians of Color Forum Award in 2021 and is an active member of VLA. She presented “Libraries Bringing Community Together” at the 2023 VLA Annual Conference.

In 2011, Meldon received her Master of Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark and practiced law in New Jersey until her retirement in 2003. Meldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she studied African American Studies and Russian Civilization.

A Metro Richmond resident, Meldon is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

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