Melvina Jones, author of “Roxboro Roots” and Dr. Kathye Jenkins. (Courtesy photo)

Scores of people came out to hear Dr. Melvina Jones, seated, read excerpts of her new book, “Roxboro Roots – North Carolina Families Leave Their Imprint on America’s Story.”

Dr. Kathye Jenkins, founder/president of the Cynthia Perry Ray Foundation, joined the crowd at Word of Life Christian Bookstore on Aug. 10, to receive a signed copy of the book, which tells the impact that Jones’ family had on American history.

“Roxboro Roots” is available at Word of Life as well as all digital platforms.