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Durham County Library Hosts Author of Bill and Hillary

Program: Meet the Author: Dr. William Chafe
Date: Thursday, May 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Dr. William Chafe for a reading and discussion of his book, Bill and Hillary, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

In Bill and Hillary, Chafe argues that “the trajectory of the Clintons’ political lives can be understood only through the prism of their personal relationship. From the day they first met at Yale Law School, the two were inseparable, even though their relationship was often volatile. The personal dynamic between them would go on to determine their political fates.” Bill and Hillary offers an account of the Clintons’ relationship and its far-reaching impact on American political life. A book signing will follow the reading.

Chafe is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, Emeritus, at Duke University and former president of the Organization of American Historians. He is the author of numerous books on civil rights, women’s history and politics, including Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II; Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism, winner of the Sidney Hillman Book Award; and Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America. He is co-editor of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South, which received the Lillian Smith Book Award and the Carey McWilliams Award.

This event is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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