Freeman’s New Memoir Traces Her Time as Soul Train Dancer

In November 1971 Damita Jo Freeman and her dance partner, Don Campbell, were having fun at clubs like Maverick Flats in Los Angeles  when she and Campbell auditioned for a new show called Soul Train, created by Don Cornelius, that would forever change their lives.  Damita has written a book titled “Are You That Girl on Soul Train?!”

Elizabeth Keckley, Thirty Years a Slave, Four Years in the White House

“He came to the bed, lifted the cover from the face of his child, gazed at it long and earnestly, murmuring, ‘My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. It is hard, hard to have him die.’”

Obama speechwriter’s memoir ‘Grace’ to come out in 2022

The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal. Cody Keenan’s memoir is set around the time a white supremacist murdered nine Black parishioners in South Carolina.“Grace: A President, His Speechwriter, and Ten Days in the Battle for America” will be published in Fall 2022, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media announced Tuesday.