National Book Festival invites Steve to join “Race in America” panel on Aug. 31 >

At an evening session featuring a conversation with historian/filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr. and U.S. Judge Richard Gergel of South Carolina, Steve will discuss Separate as part of the National Book Festival’s focus on “Understanding Our World.” Gates’s latest book is Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow. Gergel’s new book is Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring.

For an early preview of the Festival lineup, click here.