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An Evening with Tim Madigan

Join us on Friday, April 21 at 7:00 at the George W Hawkes Downtown Library for An Evening with Tim Madigan. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Tim has written for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Politico, Reader's Digest, and for thirty years the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

At this event, Tim will share a presentation entitled, "Mister Rogers, the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and the Power of Story." 

It was a 1995 assignment for the Star-Telegram that led to Tim's interview with Fred Rogers, the icon of children's television, and a close friendship between the two men that lasted until Rogers' death in 2003. Tim's memoir, I'm Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers, is a testament to the healing power of friendship. 

Tim will also discuss the critically acclaimed and best-selling The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, which is the definitive account of America's worst episode of racial violence. The Burning became a New York Times bestseller in June 2021. 

This event is hosted by the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author. Light bites and beverages will be served and seating is limited.

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