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Rosalie Turner
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award-winning author of historical fiction
award-winning author of historical fiction

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Thoughts on Charleston Massacre
Have you noticed??? From the first reports about the horrific tragedy in Charleston, the reaction of the black community resonates with the teaching of Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement - love is stronger than hate.  Ask any of the foot soldiers fro...

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Unity Breakfast in Birmingham, Alabama celebrates Martin Luther King,Jr Day
Here's a quote from AL.com about Tanner Colby's (SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE BLACK) keynote speech at this morning's Unity Breakfast. "People throughout the United States like to celebrate diversity and talk about it a lot, but people tend to use the word "...

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Giveaway winding down
Appropriate since it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day - There are only a few more days to sign up for a chance to go to Goodreads and sign up to win a free copy of MARCH WITH ME - historical fiction set during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and told th...

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In honor of Black History Month next month (February) and with the spirit of working for racial reconciliation in our country today, I will be giving away on Goodreads one copy of MARCH WITH ME, the story of two young women, one white and one black, set dur...

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Moving on from Ferguson
Hey, Everyone, don't lose this opportunity! We need to change our focus! We have the country - and the government's - attention so let's address the real problem - the racial disparity in our country. You kow how we are, we'll lose interest in the Feguson i...

Hey, Everyone, don't lose this opportunity! We need to change our focus! We have the country - and the government's - attention so let's address the real problem - the racial disparity in our country. 
You kow how we are, we'll lose interest in the Feguson incident, but we can't lose interest in the fact that we need to address the on-going problems of institutional racism. 
We can start talking about - really get in dialogue about - things like resegregation of schools in cities, poverty, discrepencies in income between blacks and whites, why there are statistics about how many more times blacks are arrested and incarcerated than whites, etc.
The important thing is that we need to be working TOGETHER, blacks and whites. We each have such misunderstandings, predetermined views, biases and, yes, prejudices. We EACH have those. It is only by working together that we can learn from each other. It's a win-win situation.  
Ferguson created a situation that torre the scab off the festering wound in our country. But, the reality is that Ferguson will soon fade in our memories. It will become to blacks a memory of one more incident of white injustice, and to the whites of just one more incident of blacks protesting and looting. DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN! 
We need to change things. We CAN change things, but only if we work together and face the situation realistically. 
I'm ready. Are you? Look into your community. See what is happening and find ways to make it better.

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An Important Giveaway!
I'm giving away a copy on Goodreads of the travel memoir, Voice of a Voyage, by Doann Houghton-Alico. If you read only one book this year, it should be Voice of a Voyage. It's the story of a 10 year circumnavigation that the author and her husband did in th...

MARCH WITH ME was recently honored by winning the Silver Award from IndieFab for Historical Fiction - (IndieFab is all small presses, acedemic presses, etc.) and by being a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards for Multicultural Fiction.  Those awards meant a lot, but it means even more when I hear from people (black and white) to say MARCH WITH ME was a meaningful book for them. 

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Race relations Discussion
Those who shared their stories as background for "March With Me" met together for dinner & conversation on racial issues today. Wonderful dialogue - why don't YOU gather such a group? Like · · Share

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Civil Rights Movement gets attention!
MARCH WITH ME - set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in Birmingham, AL (called "the most racist place in the US" at that time)has been selected as a finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year in Historical Fiction. Check it out - and g...
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