March 23, 2014
The Virginia Festival of the Book continued on Sunday with a tribute to African-American literature.
20 authors came out to the 11th annual celebration of African-American Literary Culture at the Omni hotel in Charlottesville.
They each spoke about the books they've written that pay tribute to the culture.
The program is put on by the Charlottesville chapter of The Links, Incorporated and their president explained that today's event helps to bring pride back in the community.
“You learn a lot, you laugh a lot and you are proud of the tradition that all of this work comes out of and it's a very special event,” says Tamyra Turner.
The event also featured local artists who played music by African-American musicians.