04/03/08 — Gene Roberts to speak Friday

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Gene Roberts to speak Friday

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on April 3, 2008 1:45 PM

Wayne County Reads has rescheduled award-winning author Gene Roberts to speak on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College.

He was originally set to appear in February, but inclement weather prevented his travel.

Wayne County native Eugene Leslie "Gene" Roberts Jr., the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation will talk about his book and link it to this year's Wayne County Reads book selection, Blood Done Sign My Name by Tim Tyson.

A reception and book signing will follow the talk. Roberts' book will be available for purchase at $26 for hardback and $14 for paperback, cash or check only.