Jaye P. Willis - Pandemic Prophet with Reginald E. Petty

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 6:00pm
Monday, November 21, 6pm CT
In person at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Masks required for in person attendance
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Virtually at Left Bank Books' YouTube Page
 
Left Bank Books presents St. Louis author
Jaye P. Willis,
with Reginald E. Petty
who will discuss the poetic and prose praise song to Mr. Reginald E. Petty,
The Pandemic Prophet: A Soulistic View of the Socioeconomic Guinea Worms of Modern Minds
in our store on November 21st at 6pm!
Join us in the store or on YouTube Live Page.
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from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
 
Willis and Petty will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.
 
 

This is a poetic and prose praise song to Mr. Reginald E. Petty. He is from a small town in Southern Illinois called East St. Louis. It is now considered an economically deprived city but it never stopped his drive and passion to make it better, as well as himself. The book speaks to his upbringing and what makes him a legend to not only the citizens of his hometown but throughout the world - particularly in Africa. Mr. Petty was one of the fi rst African American Peace Corps Country Directors, appointed by the U.S. President John F. Kennedy. He served in several African nations and went on to receive presidential appointments from three additional U.S. Presidents. He was instrumental in the voter registration efforts in the American South in the late 1950's, early 1960's and was a friend and confidante to major civil rights icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congressman John Lewis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Malcolm X (to name a few). This book covers the expanse of his life and family, those whom he helped, his achievements, and his message to the youth. It also includes poetry from me and Mr. Petty, to demarcate each score of his life. The bulk of the information comes from interviews with Mr. Petty, his peers and proteges, as well as others, along with his archival records and photos. Black history is also sprinkled throughout the book.

 

Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Books: 
The Pandemic Prophet: A Soulistic View of the Socioeconomic Guinea Worms of Modern Minds By Jaye P. Willis Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781958678473
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Book Vine Press - September 23rd, 2022

The Pandemic Prophet: A Soulistic View of the Socioeconomic Guinea Worms of Modern Minds By Jaye P. Willis Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781958678480
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Book Vine Press - September 23rd, 2022

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