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Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Common Ground International Book Fest


Charles Town, MD, March 04, 2011 --( The Common Ground International Book Fest 2011, The Eastern Panhandle, WV Birth of Freedom Heritage Tour, and The WV NAACP Higher Education Summit 2011 will be held concurrently during the Friday, March 4th through Sunday, March 6th Weekend. “We are one nation with many great heritages. The self-determination of every American is what we want to celebrate, the spirit of individuals overcoming personal and any perceived group barriers to achieve their fullest human potential,” intimates Dr. Pamela Sanders Ellis, President of Harambee Conference, LLC., an organizer for the event. Everyone throughout West Virginia and elsewhere may attend the Book Fest free of charge through sponsorships by community-based supporters of the events.

The opening dinner reception will be held at the Inn in Charles Town, WV. Featured presenters during the weekend include Professor Angelia Russell from WVU Tech Department of Management, Dr. Sandra Staton-Taiwo, a W.E.B. Du Bois Dissertation Scholar and Dr. Beth G. Raps of Berkeley Springs, WV.

Featured authors include Joan Jai from Durham, NC. Mrs. Jai’s book entitled, It’s in the Book will be performed by West Virginia area students at 1:00 PM on Saturday at the Shepherd University Wellness Center. Other scheduled presenters include Ms. Ilene Evans, Co-Founder of Voices from the Earth, Inc. who will portray Harriet Tubman during a breakfast before the Book Fest, Daryl S. Dudley, an entrepreneur from Washington, D.C., and Authors Tod M. Ewing and Bob O’Connor. For further event information, visit the website,