Reception & Reading with Author Katherine Butler Jones

5:30 pm on Thursday, March 20, 2014
7:00 pm on Thursday, March 20, 2014
Boston University School of Social Work - Conant Lounge
The Boston University School of Social Work invites you to a reception, reading and book signing with author, educator and social activist Katherine Butler Jones. Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey takes us on a captivating quest, both near and far, discovering Katherine Butler Jones’ family ancestry. Her adventures in New York, Jamaica, WI, Africa and Europe highlight two deep-rooted beliefs—the importance of knowing one’s history and that true learning is often achieved through a connection to the larger world. From the hallways of 409 Edgecombe Avenue in Harlem, her childhood home where her neighbors included future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and social scientist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, to the halls of academia and the front lines of the civil rights movement, Butler Jones’ life is a timeless journey of curiosity, discovery and enlightenment.