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Author Daryl Hubbard to Speak at the Friends of the Library Event

Author Daryl Hubbard to Speak at the Friends of the Library Event
(Jackson, TN-) Please join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00
p.m., for the Noon Book Review. Daryl Hubbard, Jackson City Court Clerk, will be discussing
his latest book The Decarceration of Black America.
Daryl Hubbard was born in the inner-city of Detroit, Michigan and is a product of the Detroit
Public School System. He attended Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee and was
employed at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville before moving to Jackson in 1986
to open the West TN School for the Deaf. While working at the school, he was employed as an
interpreter for the Jackson Madison County School System and was a guest columnist for the
Jackson Sun.
He has served as the Jackson City Court Clerk since 1998 and is serving his fifth consecutive
term. He is an avid reader and an active volunteer in the community
Mr. Hubbard is the author of three books: Hiding the Signs, A Plethora of Ignorance and his
latest book, The Decarceration of Black America which takes a look at the prison industrial
complex and its effect on poor people and people of color. It offers strategies for breaking the
prisons of the mind in order to transcend society’s structural impediments.
“The Decarceration of Black America is a deafening shot across the bough of black conservative
thought. Hubbard unapologetically criticizes black Americans for their lack of self-determination
while courageously examining America's racist past and her oppressive criminal justice system.
This groundbreaking work is a philosophical treatise, a self-help book and a reference guide.
More importantly, it is a declaration of love.” Said James E Cherry, author of Edge of the Wind
and a local Jackson author.
Bring a sack lunch and enjoy desserts provided by the Friends of the Library during the review.
The Noon Book Review, Thursday, February 1, 12:00 p.m., the Jackson-Madison County
Library Program Room, 433 East Lafayette St., Jackson, TN 38301
For more information, contact Sue Ann Barnes, Friends of the Library Chairman, at 422-5253.

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