“And The Winner Is… Eloise Greenfield!”

The 2018 Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award has a home with Eloise.

The Coretta Scott King Breakfast at the American Library Association annual conference is a hands down favorite for attendees. The warmth, inspiration, gratitude and appreciation in the room is palpable. Please enjoy Eloise’s “speech of gratitude” as delivered on June 24, 2018 in New Orleans and printed in the July/August 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Read Eloise Greenfield’s acceptance speech.

Eloise Greenfield with her CSK Virginia Hamilton Award

Of ALL Things to NOT Forget

The Story with Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan never mentioned the fact that he was in the segregated army during WWII and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day – for a very long time.

Here is the NPR/APM interview from 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC when he spoke to Dick Gordon about this. Dick realized, in the moment, that this story had to get on the air quickly because Ashley taped it on June 5th. It aired on June 7th, 2013. Please have a listen.

Select this link to hear the interview

There will be a PAR-TAY on Eloise Greenfield Day and every day thereafter!

If you are in the DC area on Sunday, April 22, please give a little love to Eloise Greenfield and her latest book-child — PAR-TAY! Dance Of The Veggies (And Their Friends) 

Leading up to Eloise Greenfield Day, Sankofa Video and Books is hosting a week long oral history project based on the three-generation memoir of Eloise Greenfield and her mother, Lessie Jones Little. This celebrated memoir, Childtimes, is the inspiration behind getting the current community to record their memories prior to Eloise Greenfield Day!

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