DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
PRESS RELEASE

Date/Time: Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 12:05 P.M.

Place: Alabama Power Auditorium, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Topic: “Fallen Prince: William James Edwards, Black Education and the Quest for Afro American Nationality”

Speaker: Donald P. Stone

Fallen Prince is a significant examination of a little-known chapter in the education of African Americans in the rural South. Join us on Thursday, August 16th, at noon for an ArchiTreats presentation by Donald P. Stone, author of Fallen Prince: William James Edwards, Black Education and the Quest for Afro American Nationality.

Stone’s biography of his maternal grandfather, William James Edwards, tells of Edwards’s heroic rise from abject poverty to establish Snow Hill Institute in 1893 for former slaves and their children in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt. Fallen Prince arcs across six generations and treats the question of American bondage, the struggle for African American education, and the story of the life and accomplishments of William James Edwards.

Image cover of Edwards' book <i>Fallen Prince</i>

Donald P. Stone is a writer and social and political activist. He was educated at Snow Hill Institute and Morehouse College. He has been a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Black Workers’ Congress, and the African Liberation Support Committee. Presently he resides in Wilcox County and is active in wellness programs and housing efforts for the indigent.

This presentation is one in a series of monthly third-Thursday free lectures at the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives.

For more information call (334) 353-4712.



Created: July 30, 2007
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Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
E-Mail:debbie.pendleton@archives.alabama.gov