Rosa Parks Museum to host talk by author Michael R. Wenger

Posted: Wednesday, 19 February 2014

MONTGOMERY - Michael R. Wenger, a former staff member with President Clinton's Initiative on Race, will discuss his book “My Black Family, My White Privilege: A White Man’s Journey through the Nation’s Racial Minefield,” during a talk at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Thursday, Feb. 20.

In his engaging and moving memoir, Wenger, who also was a spouse in an interracial marriage, looks back at a life devoted to finding ways to address persistent racial injustice. Wenger weaves his personal and professional journeys and helps readers of all races to recognize the richness that awaits those with the courage to embrace our nation's growing diversity.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. inside the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information on this or other upcoming events, contact curator Daniel Neil at (334) 241-8701.

Wenger is a senior fellow at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the nation’s preeminent research and policy analysis institution focused on issues of race. He also is an adjunct faculty member in the department of sociology at the George Washington University and a consultant on race relations. He served as deputy director for outreach and program development for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race. He lives in Mitchellville, Maryland.