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Communications Department
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Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/10/2009
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library Presents Brian Copeland: Not a Genuine Black Man
Contact : Ouida Charles, Supervising Librarian    650-239-2620

Palo Alto, CAThe Palo Alto City Library presents Brian Copeland, author of Not a Genuine Black Man, for the exciting conclusion to the library’s first ever Spring Author Series of FREE events. The Friends of the Palo Alto Library has generously provided funding for this program.

    When:  Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 7 p.m.
Where:  Palo Alto High School, Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Road

Brian Copeland is a comedian, television and talk radio host, writer and commentator. His bestselling memoir, Not a Genuine Black Man, is based on his long-running, one man show of the same name. Copeland’s family moved to the almost entirely white city of San Leandro in the late 1960s. With often raucous humor and heartfelt passion, he explores the themes of racial identity, isolation and, ultimately, belonging. Not a Genuine Black Man was also the book selection for Silicon Valley Reads 2009, the Santa Clara County community reading program in which the Palo Alto City Library participated. 

Please visit the Library web site for more information about this and other Library programs.