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Authors Doris Payne & Zelda Lockhart in Conversation on the Making of Diamond Doris

Event date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Doris Payne was told her dreams were unattainable for poor black girls like her. Surrounded by people who sought to limit her potential, Doris vowed to turn the tables after the owner of a jewelry store threw her out when a white customer arrived. Neither racism nor poverty would hold her back; she would get what she wanted and help her mother escape an abusive relationship.
 
“Yes, I stole all of that. It’s true, but there is so much more to my story that I want Black women and anybody out there to understand. There’s a lot for you to understand about what is possible when you are told that you can’t have what you want in this world. There is a lot to be told about who is doing dirt and how to be okay and do great anyway.”
 
Join Doris Payne and co-author Zelda Lockhart for a conversation, reading, and discussion on the messages of Black women’s resilience in Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief.
 
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 
Event address: 
Charis Books and More
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
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