Category Archives: author events

In 2009 Jim Rooney received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. In his new book In It for the Long Run Rooney recounts a lifetime’s worth of musical adventures. In support of his memoir, the singer and songwriter … Continue reading

On Friday, March 14, 2014, Koritha Mitchell, author of  Living with Lynching:  African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, spoke at the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. At the event Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee presented the author with a … Continue reading

On Friday, March 14, 2014, Koritha Mitchell, author of Living with Lynching:  African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, spoke at the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. At the event Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee presented the author … Continue reading

How did African Americans survive the period between 1890 and 1930 when mobs lynched members of their communities and proudly circulated pictures of the mutilated corpses?  How did African Americans maintain a dignified sense of self when photographs of lynch … Continue reading

On October 9th, 2013 the Motion Picture Association of America celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Philip Kaufman’s film The Right Stuff in Washington, D.C. The MPAA hosted an event that included a screening of the film followed by a Q&A … Continue reading

On October 2nd, 2013, jazz historian, radio show host and UIP author Chuck Haddix kicked off the release of his book Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker in style at Unity Temple in, Kansas City. At this launch event in … Continue reading

Illinois Press staff and authors had a great time at the 98th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Convention held from October 2-6, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. At the conference were a number of … Continue reading

Annette Insdorf, author of the Contemporary Film Directors series book Philip Kaufman will conduct a Q&A with the filmmaker at the 30th Anniversary celebration and screening of The Right Stuff hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

On Saturday, September 28, the Carter G. Woodson Regional branch of The Chicago Public Library was the site of a celebration of the publication of The Negro in Illinois. The event included a panel discussion with scholars including the book’s editor, Brian Dolinar. The … Continue reading

On Saturday, September 28, The Chicago Public Library will host a celebration of the University of Illinois Press publication of The Negro in Illinois at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted, Chicago. The Negro in Illinois was produced … Continue reading