‘Think Black’ author lectures at Lower Columbia College

‘Think Black’ author lectures at Lower Columbia College

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Bellingham resident Clyde W. Ford, author of the new book “Think Black” will lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Laufman Lecture Hall (room 101 of the Health and Science Building) on the Lower Columbia College campus, 1600 Maple St., Longview.

The public is welcome to the free event.

In the book, the award-winning writer tells the story of his father John Stanley Ford, the first black software engineer at IBM and reveals how racism insidiously affected his father’s view of himself and their relationship, according to a press release from the college.

Clyde W. Ford has written 12 fiction and nonfiction books.

He is a psychotherapist, an accomplished mythologist and a sought-after public speaker, notes the press release.

He has received several awards including the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright fiction award.

He is a speaker for Humanities Washington, an affiliate of the National Education Association and has been featured in the media, including on “Oprah,” New Dimension Radio, and National Public Radio (NPR).

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