Archive for the ‘Book Tour & Reviews’ Category

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009

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The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation – John Baker’s look into history

Wessyngton Discoveries Continue

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

While in Evansville, IN a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a new cousin, Mildred Moore Robinson.  When she saw my book cover she was very surprised and told me that she had the same picture in an old album.  It turned out that the photograph she had was an original and had my great-great-grandfather’s name (Emanuel Washington) written on the back of it.  He he had paid forty cents for the photograph which was nearly a day’s pay.  The photo had been passed to his daughter Martha Washington White, who was Ms. Robinson’s maternal grandmother.  I was honored when Cousin Mildred gave me the photograph.

Original 1891 Wessyngton Photo

Original 1891 Wessyngton Photo

Book Tour in Evansville, IN

Friday, February 13th, 2009

I just returned from Evansville, IN after a very busy two days. I gave a presentation at Willard Library, Evansville African American Museum and a book signing, gave television and radio interviews, and spoke to nearly 100 elementary, junior high, and high school students at three schools.  One television interview will air on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:00 P.M. on WNIN-NPR.

Presentation at McGary Middle School

Presentation at McGary Middle School

Book signing at Barnes and Noble

Book signing at Barnes and Noble

Book signing at Barnes and Noble, Evansville, IN

Book signing at Barnes and Noble, Evansville, IN

Book Tour- First Stop

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

I’m starting on my Book Tour. I’ll be going to Evansville, IN to speak at a museum, to school, and other venues. I will also be on television and radio. My dates there will be Friday Feb. 6 to Saturday. These events were set up by my Washington cousins. For years at every program some would ask “When is your book coming out?” Now I can answer, “Here it is!” You can see all the events: http://wessyngton.com/Index/Appearances