Author reading about civil rights activist and judge Loren Miller

One of the benefits of having a literary establishment in our neighborhood is the opportunity to meet writers and historians and listen to author readings of their work.

On Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pmUpshur Street Books (827 Upshur St NW) is hosting Dr. Amina Hassan, who will read from her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist.

From the store's Facebook event page (where you can RSVP, but that isn't required - just show up!):

Join us for a reading and discussion with Dr Amina Hassan about her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist.

Loren Miller was one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s and successfully fought discrimination in housing and education. Alongside Thurgood Marshall, Miller argued two landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, whose decisions effectively abolished racially restrictive housing covenants. The story told here in full for the first time is of a true American original who defied societal limitations to reshape the racial and political landscape of twentieth-century America.

Dr. Hassan (photo:  Twitter )

Dr. Hassan
(photo: Twitter)

Author Amina Hassan, Ph.D., scholar, researcher, and award-winning public radio documentarian with productions ranging from the coup and on-the-spot recordings of the US invasion of Grenada to a radio series for NPR on how race, class, and gender shape American sports. She currently works as a media content consultant and researcher for The Azara Group.