Sadiq Ali, author of “Benjamin E. Mays Institute,” at Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Author Sadiq Ali will be at Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center (1942 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032) from 4-6pm on November 12. He will be discussing his book “Benjamin E. Mays Institute: Educating Young Black Males.” Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing, and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the bookstore’s website: http://www.sistersuptownbookstore.com/
For many young black American males, the future seems bleak at worst, uncertain at best. The challenges seem frightfully beyond the reach of society’s current institutions. Realizing the state of emergency firsthand, educator Sadiq Ali successfully established an African-American all- male school in Hartford, Connecticut. In Benjamin E. Mays Institute: Educating Young Black Males, Ali describes the creation and life of the school, its successes and struggles. Perhaps most importantly, Ali uses his knowledge and experience to address ways that others around the nation can use education to improve the future for today’s young black men.