Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair will highlight African-American books, authors | Community Column

The events are free except for the Sutton E. Griggs Awards Dinner, which will launch the book fair at 7 p.m. Friday at the museum. Tickets to that event are $50. Go to www.eventbrite.com and search for  Sutton E. Griggs. For more information, call 214-565-9026 ext. 304.

The dinner will honor three individuals noted for producing and promoting African-American literature. Married couple Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson — writers, founders and co-owners of Just Us Books publishing company in East Orange, N.J. — will receive the Griggs Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature. Emma Rodgers — a ubiquitous matron of black history, black literary, and black performing arts in Dallas — will receive the Griggs Literary Champion Award.

The award is named for the…

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