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Book Talk: Burn Black Wall Street Burn

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Event info
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
Address: 525 Kumquat Court

Tuesday, June 15, 7pm – Click HERE to Stream it!

Author and journalist Dennis Maley will talk about his fourth book, “Burn Black Wall Street Burn”.  The book is a work of historical fiction and investigates the atrocious racially-motivated destruction of Black Wall Street, a formerly prosperous town in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Maley strives to reach a broader audience by fictionalizing this historical event, and closely adheres to the known history of Black Wall Street.

Dennis “Mitch” Maley is a featured columnist and senior editor for The Bradenton Times. He joined TBT in 2010 after a successful career as a freelance journalist, writing mostly for alt-weekly publications, including Creative Loafing.   Maley is a graduate of Shippensburg University, where he earned a degree in Government while minoring in Economics. While at Shippensburg, Maley was the captain of the school’s boxing team. Competing as a heavyweight, he won two national silver medals and one bronze, while being named to the All-American team three times.  After college, Maley was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army, eventually earning the rank of Captain. His field was Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons, and he is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School. 

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event.