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Clyde Ford, Think Black - Launch Party!

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Sun, 09/15/2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books and Evolve Chocolate + Cafe are pleased to announce this special event celebrating the long-awaited memoir from Bellingham favorite, Clyde Ford. Join us for a presentation by the author and music provided by Skip Williams & Soul Shadows, and Swil Kanim! And the first 75 people to pre-purchase a copy of Think Black will be invited to the pre-event reception in Evolve Chocolate + Cafe from 3 - 4pm, where there will be music and food inspired by the book, created by Chef Christy. Space is limited so order your copy today and get on the list!

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

In this thought-provoking and heartbreaking memoir, award-winning Bellingham author, Clyde W. Ford, tells the story of his father, John Stanley Ford, the first Black software engineer in America. Think Black reveals how racism at IBM insidiously affected his father’s view of himself and their relationship.

Clyde W. Ford is an award-winning author of 12 works of fiction and non-fiction. He’s also a psychotherapist, mythologist, and sought-after public speaker. Clyde’s the recipient of the 2006 Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Award in African American Literature. He’s been a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, National Public Radio, and numerous television and radio programs. Clyde lives in Bellingham, Washington.

For questions about the pre-event party and how to get on that list, please call (360)671-2626 or email

Can’t make it to an event? No problem! You can pre-pay and receive a signed, personalized copy of the book you want. We ship!

Think Black: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062890566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - September 17th, 2019

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ISBN: 9780553378689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - January 4th, 2000

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ISBN: 9780738707853
Availability: Special Order
Published: Midnight Ink - October 1st, 2005


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