TROY Rosa Parks Museum to host book signing for civil rights lawyer

Posted: Monday, 12 January 2009

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will begin its observance of Black History Month on Feb. 1 with a book signing and talk by civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr.

Seay and co-author Delores R. Boyd will be discussing and signing copies of Seay’s new memoir “Jim Crow and Me: Stories From My Life as a Civil Rights Lawyer,” published by New South Books.

The free event will begin at 3 p.m. in the museum auditorium. The book signing is a joint program of the museum and the Montgomery Campus Black History Month committee.

“It is significant that (Seay) has added his voice to the canon of those who worked so tirelessly for the rights so many of us now take for granted,” said Georgette Norman, museum director.

Seay’s memoir recounts episodes from his first-hand struggle to achieve the actualization of civil rights.

“Told in vignettes, the book shares with us a man, his culture and the crucial role he played in changing the tide of history,” Norman said.

Seay is an Alabama native and civil rights lawyer who received degrees from Livingstone College and Howard University School of Law.

Boyd practiced law for 25 years in Montgomery before serving as a municipal court judge and a U.S. magistrate judge. She currently works as a mediator.