Saturday, July 18, 2015

Phllis Wheatley Book Award!

Last night I received a Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Nonfiction. I was unable to attend but my cousin Kevin Whitmire was there to accept the award on my behalf. I am very proud but more glad for the opportunity for more people to learn about Regina Andrews' story.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Women's History Month Sale

The University of Illinois Press has several women's biographies e-books on sale for just $2.99 for March's Women's History Month including Regina Andrews' biography.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Radio Interview

Tonight I had my first radio interview. It was a lot of fun!

"Conversations Of A Sistah" Kicks Off "Woman's History Month!"

A Talk at the Local Library

Last month I gave a talk at the Central Library of the Madison (WI) Public Library. I was so glad to see (left to right) Farrah McDaniel, a current Master's student; a former student Janetta Pegues (and currently the manager of a branch library), me, and a Doctoral student, Tammy Mays, come out to support me.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An award

Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian (University of Illinois Press) was just awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Regina's niece Lorelei Simms--Brother Maurice Anderson's daughter

Regina's niece Lorelei Simms died recently. Her funeral is Friday, February 6, 2015 in Culver City, California. I had the opportunity to meet and interview her about Regina, her husband Bill, and Regina's parents several years ago. She said that Regina use to send her books to read--of course. It was such a pleasure to meet her and her three surviving children, Regina, Angelina, Anthony and the late Cynthia's son and grandchild and cousins, etc., etc. She will be missed.