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Mon, Apr 17


Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

When Shall the Bough Break

Join us for a chat with Gwendolyn Smalls, author of When Shall the Bough Break!

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When Shall the Bough Break
When Shall the Bough Break

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

About the book:

The line drawn between injustice and justice has created several challenges for the powerful, within their small circle of political titans. They tried to ignore the laws and the fate of three police officers, who killed Linwood Raymond Lambert, Jr., while he was in their custody, outside of the local hospital, in Halifax South Boston, Virginia. The political elites kept passing the responsibility around amongst themselves, hoping one of them would make the decisions, on whether to bring charges against the three officers, who assaulted Mr. Linwood Lambert, Jr., in front of the hospital doors. He was then placed back into the police cruiser, amidst broken glass, while he was bleeding profusely. Medical staff tried intervening but to no avail. He died lying slumped over in the back seat of the police cruiser, handcuffed and shackled. To add to the agony of all parties involved, which includes, the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, who was also dealing with their own personal scandals of racist Black face photos and sexual assault. It's no surprise to notice down in that rural part of southwestern, Virginia, Confederate flags are the norm-and racist politics and elected officials, use their privilege of power, to keep the old Southern ways of the Confederacy, while also being hypocrites.

About the author:

Gwendolyn Lambert Smalls was born on January 15th 1968, in Alexandria, Virginia. Gwendolyn loves sharing with everyone, how important her family is to her. Growing up, she was very fascinated with history and reading books. If she isn't spending time with her family or reading, you can always find her spoiling her adorable black chihuahua, with her favorite treats. "When Shall The Bough Break" is Mrs. Lambert Smalls first book.


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