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"Gotta Keep Movin' On": Book signing by a local author

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Kirstin Dobson's book explores the life of a black woman who grew up in the South during the Jim Crow era.
Most Cheyenne residents can’t fathom the hardships and disrespect endured by black Americans before the Civil Rights Movement, but Dorothy James Hayes can: she lived it.

Hayes grew up in the South during the Jim Crow era. She sat in the back of buses; entered establishments through separate doors than the other, lighter-skinned patrons; and drank from different drinking fountains. Later in life, she met author Kirstin Dobson, who has chronicled Hayes’ earlier years in "Gotta Keep Movin’ On: Dorothy James Hayes: Slogans to Live By."

Dobson will be in Laramie County Community College’s Ludden Library from noon-2 p.m. Feb. 18 for a book signing. The event is part of LCCC’s Black History Month activities. Copies of the book will be on sale at the signing.