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Abraham Bolden interviews with BBC at Mathers on 2/14/09


Dr. John Bradley and Abraham Bolden at Harvey Public Library, Juneteenth Celebration, June 21, 2008



Abraham Bolden speaks at Newburgh Library, Newburgh, NY April 8, 2008

February 2009

2/19 Abraham Bolden scheduled to participate in ETA Creative Arts Third Thursday Book Signings on Thursday, February 19, 2009. The event begins at 6:00 PM.
ETA Creative Arts is located at:

ETA Square
7558 S. South Chicago Ave.

2/17/09 10:30 AM-11:30 AM WVON 1690-AM The Santita Jackson Show Santita Jackson

2/3 Abraham Bolden discusses his life and experience as a US Secret Service agent referenced in his book The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The true story of the first African American on the White House Secret Service detail and his quest for justice after the assassination of JFK at the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625.

January 2009
1/24-26 Abraham Bolden attends the inauguration of Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr., President-elect of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The events will be streamed live from Atlanta Marriott Marquis. You may view the live webcast of the inauguration here.

Abraham Bolden is an Alpha Psi '53, member from Lincoln University (Missouri).
1/14 - Abraham Bolden interviewed by BBC for feature "A racial history of the White House".  The feature was produced and released on January 16, 2009.
November 2008

11/1 - Lincoln University Chicago Chapter 50 year Alumni Celebration- Harumbi House- 119th and Loomis Contact Theresa Knight 773-241-7129
11/5 Book signing, The Vodak East Side Library, Kevin's Book Club, Chicago Public Library, 3710 E. 106th St., Chicago, IL- 312 347-5500 Contact Richard McLelland - Branch Manager
11/17 Book signing, Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08753 Contact: Scott Rodas (732) 349-6200 ext. 5912
11/20 - 11/23 JFK Conference Dallas, Texas (Details TBA)

October 2008 

10/27 - African American Arts Alliance of Chicago - Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature for "The Echo From Dealey Plaza" - DuSable Museum,  740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637. $30 per person.  For additional information, contact  Jackie Taylor, President , African American Arts Alliance of Chicago 773-769-5201 or 773-769-0964.
10/9-10/12 Lincoln University-Jefferson City Book Signing Contacts: Elizabeth Wilson, Lois Marshall, Benecia Williams
10/21 Columbia College Creative Non Fiction Week, 600 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 - Paula M. Payton, Coordinator of Services TonyTrigilio 312-344-8101
September 2008

9/14 1:15 Booksigning - Afro American Genealogical Society
9/16 10:50 Speaking engagement - Daley College Criminal Justice Department 
9/28 1:30 PM Book signing, Carter G. Woodson RegionalChicago Public Library, 9525 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60628 (312) 747-6900 Contact: Robert Miller, Curator
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection
August 2008
8/3/08 3:00 pm  The Reading Rendezvous,The New Lyrics Café, 16311 So Halsted, Harvey IL  Contact Sidne Kingston (Rescheduled)
July 2008
7/8/08 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Chicago Department of Aging-South East Atlas Regional Center-1767 E. 79th Street-Chicago- Telephone (312)-745-4401-Ms. Robin Tillotson- Reginal Director-Fax (312) 747-0455-email

June 2008

6/21/08 12:30 PM Harvey Public Library Juneteenth Celebration (Booksigning - featured author) 

6/12/08 6:00pm - 7:30pm PST Len Osanic-Black Op Radio- Vancouver B.C.  Listen

6/11/08  11a-12p Warren Ballentine Show, Radio One/Syndication One.Classic Soul Radio 102.5 FM

6/8/08 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair Dearborn and Polk, panelist,  Unconventional Visions, will be located at the University Center/Loop Room at 1:30 PM. Mr. Bolden will be joined by Richard Baer, author of Switching Time , Steven Harper, author of Crossing Hoffa, and Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune Editorial Page editor, as the moderator.

Abraham Bolden participates in panel at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair, June 8, 2008

May 2008

5/30/2008 10:00am Crete-Monee Middle School

5/23/08 12:00pm Lindblom Alumni Association, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, 6130 S. Wolcott, Chicago, L 60636, Willie Denton '71, President

5/17/08 7:00 pm Hugo's Companions, Baker Street Tankard Award (honoree) Ridgemoor Country Club, 6601 West Gunnison Street, Chicago, IL  Fred Anderson 773-617-8527.

5/16/08 2:30 -4:00 PM Mather’s—More Than a Café, Book Signing
33 East 83rd Street Chicago, IL 60619
773.488.2803 (Willie Mae Smith)

5/15/08 5:30-6:00 PM CAN-TV CH21 Moving Forward with Sheila Frazier

5/3/08 1:00-4:00 PM Azizi Books/, Book Signing
134 Lincoln Mall Matteson IL 60443
708.283.9580 (Kevin Roberts)

Azizi Books, Lincoln Mall, Matteson, IL Booksigning May 3, 2008

April 2008

4/29/08 10:45-11:15AM KWMR-FM Wake Up West Marin (San Francisco, CA)

4/25/08 7:00 PM Borders Bookstore, Tallahassee, FL

4/24/08 2:00 PM School of Business and Industry, Florida A & M University Tallahassee, FL

4/15/08 11:00 AM-12:00 PM WKRS 1220-AM Dr. Wadell Brooks, Sr

4/14/08 5:00-5:30 PM Comcast Cable TV-17 Dr. Wadell Brooks, Sr

4/8/08 TBA Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, NY Registration

4/8/08 TBA Booksigning Barnes & Noble Newburgh, NY

Abraham Bolden addresses students at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

March 2008

3/29/08 Chicago Tribune A Chicago man's story: "The Echo From Dealey Plaza" A former Secret Service agent's story of racism, lax security and injustice By Maurice Possley

3/28/08 11:00 AM-12:00 PM WVON 1690-AM The Santita Jackson Show Santita Jackson
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Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Final

3/24/08 News and Notes (recorded 3/6/08) Farai Chideya

3/23/08 Chicago Sun-times: "I've always had faith in justice." Secret Service agent convicted after JFK's death finally tells his side by Jeff Johnson

3/20/08 3:30 PM WBBM-TV Eye on Chicago (air Sunday TBA 10:30 AM) with Rob Johnson View

3/19/08 7:00-8:00 PM WTTW Abraham Bolden, the first African American on the White House Secret Service detail - Chicago Tonight with Phil Ponce

3/18/08 8:40-9:05 AM WORT-FM 8 O'Clock Buzz Madison, WI Stan Woodard Listen

3/16/08 5-6:00 AM KBMS-AM Portland, OR - Community Potpouri Angela Jenkins

3/14/08 2:40-2:55 PM WJBC-AM Afternoon Show Bloomington, IL Steve Fast Listen

3/13/08 3:15-4:00 PM WDWS-AM Champaign, IL Gary O'Brien

3/12/08 5-6:00 AM KBMS-AM Portland, OR - Kennedy's Secret Service - Community Potpouri Opio Sokoni Listen

3/11/08 10:00 AM Illinois Times Newspaper Echoes of injustice An Illinois author discusses his experiences in JFK's White House as the first black Secret Service agent - R.L. Nave

3/10/08 6:25 PM WGN-AM 720-AM Steve Cochran

3/7/08 7:45 AM WAOK-AM Power Talk Radio-Atlanta, GA

3/7/08 8:10 AM WCBQ-AM/WHNC-AM Dr. Alvin Jones Oxford, NC Listen

3/6/08 10:30 AM WGCI-FM 107.5 Ty Wansley (air 3/9/08 6:00 AM)

3/6/08 3:00 PM WBEZ-FM 91.5-FM Race and the Secret Service: An Interview With Abraham Bolden - Eight Forty-Eight Richard Steele Listen

3/6/08 4:00 PM NPR News and Notes Farai Chideya

November 2007

11/21/07 10:00 PM WLS-TV Investigative Report Chuck Goudie

Abraham Bolden's itinerary is available through the publisher.

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