Thursday, September 13, 2012

HU Professors Host Book Signing Events

Author Wayne Dawkins
Wayne Dawkins - “City Son: Andrew W. Cooper’s Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn”
Wayne Dawkins, assistant professor of Journalism at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, has authored the first biography of an unforgettable African-American journalist and activist, Andrew W. Cooper. The biography, titled “City Son: Andrew W. Cooper’s Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn,” possesses sound facts and tantalizing tid-bits. University Press of Mississippi published City Son on July 1.

A dialogue with Dawkins and book signing will take place in the William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library Atrium Meeting Room, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

“City Son: Andrew W. Cooper’s Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn” is now available at

Shonda Buchanan participating in a VA Beach Pow Wow, 2010.

Shonda Buchanan - “Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?”
Hampton University Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Shonda Buchanan has authored an award worthy book titled, “Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?” The book is a beautiful collection of poetry that peeks into one American family's cultural window.

A book release party will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 23. Taking place in The Hampton University Museum’s Native American Gallery, the gathering will feature poetry reading and traditional Native American songs accompanied by Eastern Sky Intertribal drumming.

For more information about “Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?”  and the author or to purchase the book please visit

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