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Huntsville native Cashin returns to promote book, ‘Place, Not Race’

Sheryll Cashin will conduct a book signing for "Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America" on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the main downtown library. (CONTRIBUTED)
Sheryll Cashin will conduct a book signing for “Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America” on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the main downtown library. (CONTRIBUTED)

HUNTSVILLE – Author Sheryll Cashin will return to her hometown’s main library next week to discuss her new book, “Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America.”

Cashin will conduct a book signing on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the main downtown library at 915 Monroe St. with the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. Admission is free.

Cashin, a Huntsville native, earlier wrote about the struggles of her family in “The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family.” Currently, Cashin works as a professor of law at Georgetown University and teaches administrative, constitutional and race and American law, among other subjects.

“Sheryll Cashin writes about race relations, government and inequality in America,” library communications director Ann Marie Martin said. “Her new book, ‘Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America,’ argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people and offers a new framework for true inclusion.”

During her career, Cashin has worked as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and as an adviser on urban and economic policy for President Bill Clinton. Her book, “The Failures of Integration” was an Editors’ Choice designee in the “New York Times” Book Review.

“She is also a two-time nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction in 2005 and 2009,” Martin said.

Cashin graduated from Vanderbilt University, earned a master’s degree as a Marshall Scholar from Oxford University and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review.

Cashin and husband Marque Chambliss are parents of twin boys, Logan and Langston.

For information about Cashin, visit sheryllcashin.com. For more information, call 256-532-2361, email to amartin@hmcpl.org or visit hmcpl.org.

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