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Professor Beth Hopkins to participate in a book signing on Thursday, Oct. 10

Professor Beth Hopkins

Professor Beth Hopkins will be among the authors participating in the book signing for “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.  10, in Wake Forest University’s Carswell Hall’s Old Law Library on the second floor.

Hopkins has written a chapter, “The Making of an African-American Family,” in Anthony Parent’s and Ulrike Wiethaus’ newest textbook, which outlines the historic struggles in the South. The book was published on April 30, 2013.

“The chapter chronicles the story of the survival of my mother’s family during the Depression, the determination of my grandfather who was the father of eight  children and who walked 20 miles a day to work to keep his family from starving, and the family’s daily struggles which led to a gradual emergence into a successful middle class African-American family,” Hopkins explained.

According to Hopkins, the book  is a compilation of articles written by several Wake Forest professors and the the host of the book signing is the American Ethnic Studies Department. Dr. Ana Wahl is the director of the department and a contributing author as well.

Hopkins serves as the director of outreach for the law school. Her broad legal experience includes serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Virginia and Louisiana, an Assistant Attorney General in the Commonwealth of Virginia, an attorney providing legal assistance to various units of Wake Forest University, and an associate in a private law firm.

Hopkins has taught courses for the Wake Forest History Department and the American Ethnic Studies Program as well as a course in Business Drafting for the law school.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

For more information about the book signing event, call 336-655-3347.