The History Council of the California African American Museum is presenting an afternoon with noted author, Antwone Fisher, Saturday, July 10, from 1-2:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
The museum is located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, and entered from 39th and Figueroa Streets. Parking is available for $8.00.
A part of the ongoing Conservations series, Mr. Fisher will sit for an interview discussing his life and books followed by questions from the audience. Mr. Fisher will sign his latest book, 'A Boy Should Know How To Tie A Tie: And Other lessons For Succeeding In Life'.
Antwone Fisher is an award-winning screen-writer and author who once stated, "I see my life now as what I have created out of my dreams." Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, young Fisher became a ward of the state. After two years in a loving foster home, Social Services removed him and placed him where he would suffer twelve years of abuse. At age 14, Fisher stood up to his foster mother who then threw him out of the house.
After a stint in the Navy and various other jobs, Antwone found fulfillment in writing. He turned his life story into a screenplay that became a major motion picture in 2002, "Antwone Fisher", directed by and starring Denzel Washington.
A free screening of "Antwone Fisher" the movie will start at 10:30 a.m.at the museum.
Conservations @ CAAM is program that explores journeys, issues and insights of individuals in the community. For more information or reservations for the free screening, call the museum at 213-744-7432.