Book signing with Dr. Max Parker

Max Parker, seated at left, greets old friend W.J. Grissett, right. Among those waiting in line are Coleman Wallace and Arralean Ellis.


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Atmore native Dr. Max Parker came home Friday, April 29, to sign copies of his new book, The Mask Wearing Journey of Sweet Papa T: Why African American Men Hide Their Feelings, the sequel to his autobiography, The Real Education of Sweet Papa T, published in 2017.

The theme for the occasion was “Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.” (Jeremiah 30:2).

The signing, held at the PCRC building at Houston Avery Park, was not only a signing, but also an opportunity for Dr. Parker to be honored in his hometown. Emily Thomas served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Ann Powell offered the opening prayer. Johnnie Jones presented the Welcome / Occasion, followed by a poem recited by Ruby White. Sylvia Parker presented the guest speaker, Dr. Max Parker. Richard Crenshaw gave Expressions. Barbara Poole Harris, program coordinator and chairperson, gave special thanks to everyone who attended, who participated, and especially to Dr. Parker.