‘Black Russian’ Lecture, Reception is Friday, March 22

2013-03-19 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations, 3/18/13 – Panny Mayfield, director; pmayfield@coahomacc.edu – 662-621-4157Bookmark and Share

Fredrick Bruce Thomas

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is partnering with Carnegie Public Library and the Coahoma County Higher Education Center in hosting the “Black Russian” reception and lecture Friday, March 22, at the Cutrer Mansion.

Opening at 5 p.m. with a reception prepared by CCC Chef Brennon Warr and his culinary students, the event is free and open to the public.

Author Vladimir Alexandrov, a Yale professor, will speak about the extraordinary life of Frederick Thomas born near Dublin, Miss., the son of slaves, who emigrated to Russian and became an acclaimed, flamboyant and wealthy business owner in Moscow.

Following six years of global archival research, Alexandrov produced “The Black Russian,” a work attracting critical acclaim since its March publication.