Category Archives: Islay Walden

From Hill Town to Strieby receives Finalist Medal from 2017 Indie Book Awards

From Hill Town to Strieby has been named a Finalist in the African American category for the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Notification was made today. I was very honored to find myself named along with LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson! … Continue reading

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YouTube Presentation in Asheboro, NC

This video is from my presentation in Asheboro on 18 February 2017

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Book Daily featured book of the day

From Hill Town to Strieby was a featured book of the day in the Emerging Authors category. The page includes a selection from the book.  Follow the link to see the whole posting. http://www.bookdaily.com/book/5562405

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Presentation and Book Signing at Asheboro Public Library, 18 Feb 2017

I’ll be speaking at the Asheboro Public Library on Worth St., Asheboro, NC, on Saturday, 18 Feb 2017, and signing books from 2:00-4:00 pm. Here is the information they have posted: Sat, February 18, 2pm – 4pm The unique history … Continue reading

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ASALH Author’s Book Signing, Thurs., 6 Oct, 7:30 pm

Come out this Thursday evening, 6 Oct., to the free event, Author’s Book Signing, at 7:30 pm at the The Richmond Marriott, 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. There will be over 50 authors signing their books at this event, part of … Continue reading

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2016 Marsha M. Greenlee History Award

I received word this morning that I have been awarded the Marsha M. Greenlee History Award from AAHGS for my book, From Hill Town to Strieby. Formal announcement and conferring of the award will take place in Atlanta at the … Continue reading

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International Black Genealogy Summit – 1-3 Sep 2016, Arlington, VA

Come out to the 2016 IBGS this Friday and Saturday at the Crystal City (Virginia) Marriott. I’ll be there with both my books, Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850) An Early African American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina, and … Continue reading

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Asheboro, NC, Courier-Tribune features article on Strieby

Chip Womick of the Courier Tribune interviewed me and Elbert Lassiter for this well-done review of the story of Strieby and my new book, From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie “Back Country” … Continue reading

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From Hill Town to Strieby — Available Now!

Available now from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  

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