Albany State University bookstore to host local authors

In keeping with the spirit of the AlbanyStateUniversity tag line "Potential. Realized.," the ASU Bookstore will host a book signing featuring area authors. ASU Alumna Ms. Alice Coachman (Davis) author of "Touch the Sky" will headline the event. The book signing is also being held in celebration of Black History Month and is scheduled for, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 11 a.m. â" 2 p.m. at the ASU Bookstore located in the new student center on the campus.

Ms. Alice Coachman (Davis) was the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal and the only American woman to win a gold medal in the 1948 Olympics in London. In 1949, she received a B.A. degree in home economics from Albany State College and began teaching high school physical education in Albany, Georgia. She created the Alice Coachman Track and Field Foundation to help other athletes and former Olympians adjust to life after the games. In 1975, Coachman was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Black Athletes Hall of Fame, Bob Douglas Hall of Fame, Helm's Hall of Fame, the Georgia State Hall of Fame and the Tuskegee Hall of Fame.

In addition to Coachman, other authors scheduled for the event include:
Muriel Moten-Live Life Like it Matters
Wesley Jones- A Call to Silence
Tabitha Mathis- The Betrayal of a Man
Marla Fowler-Going Down the Ladder of Love
Abraham Adeleke-Beauty Contest in the Animal Kingdom
Patience Hicks-Arline-Old mean Molly
Shana Johnson-Burton-Catt Chasin Flaws and All
Valerie Lewis-If There Were Only One Color in the World

For more information about the event please contact the Albany State University Office of University Communications at (229) 430-4671.