September 1, 2008

Dr. Andrew Billingsley, Professor Emeritus and former Professor/Chair of the Department of Family Science at UMCP and Senior Scholar at the Institute for Families in Society at the University of South Carolina, is coming to Washington, D.C. to speak about his new book, Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families.
He will speak and read from the book at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC, on October 11th at 1:00 pm.
Dr. Billingsley's book describes the life of Robert Smalls and the history of subsequent generations, paying particular attention to the influence of both his biological and master's families. This compelling sociological narrative is a tribute to the heroism and legacy of the statesman, Robert Smalls.

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