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Book Launch Ceremony: “From the Rear of the Train:

My Story as Eisenhower’s Porter to Innovator on the Santa Fe Railway” by Larry Wright.

Lawrence G. Wright had a distinguished 39-year career with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway spanning the years 1956 – 1995. His book tells a unique story from his perspective as a Black employee of the railroad. The book chronicles his experiences, achievements and struggles, told in his own colorful, personal way. The author’s son, Larry Wright Jr., will speak about the book and its significance. Participating in the program will be Elizabeth Farnsworth, a native Topekan, former Chief Correspondent for the PBS Newshour, and Producer-Director of several award-winning documentaries. Also providing perspective on the book will be Tom Averill, novelist and Professor Emeritus of English at Washburn, who has taught Kansas Literature for over 40 years and has an abiding interest in all things Kansas. Books will be available on site for $10. Author Larry Wright will sign autographs as requested.


August 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Book Launch Ceremony: “From the Rear of th Train:
701 N Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608 United States
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(785) 232-5533

Designates a NOTO sponsored event.