Former Laney English faculty shares memoir

February 1, 2008

Adam David Miller presents his memoir at Laney CollegeAdam David Miller, poet, writer, editor/publisher, and former laney College English instructor will read from his recently published and highly acclaimed memoir, "Ticket to Exile," 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wed. Feb. 3 in Tower 450.

This coming of age story explores a life dominated by legal racism and governed by a strict code of race relations, little more than half a century after the emancipation of blacks from slavery.
Miller's reading celebrates Black History Month at Laney College. Refreshments will be served. "Ticket to Exile" chronicles African American family life and culture of the segregated South during the 1920s and 1930s in Orangeburg, South Carolina. This coming of age story explores a life dominated by legal racism and governed by a strict code of race relations, little more than half a century after the emancipation of blacks from slavery.

Miller, a smart, intuitive and sensitive adolescent, violates the code and pays for this life-threatening breach with exile.

Miller's reading is sponsored by the Laney College Library, the Laney Black Student Union and the Peralta Association of African American Affairs.

For more information, contact Margaret Traylor at 464-3502.

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