PEN America Authors’ Evening with Mark Whitaker

Mark Whitaker headshot and Saying It Loud book cover

This is a private event. Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend. 

Join us for an intimate dinner with Mark Whitaker discussing Saying It Loud: 1966 – The Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement. This promises to be a fascinating evening, and we hope that you will join us. This evening is being generously hosted by Celia and Henry McGee.

Journalist and author Mark Whitaker explores the momentous year that redefined the civil rights movement as a new sense of Black identity expressed in the slogan “Black Power” challenged the nonviolent philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Deeply researched and widely reported, Saying It Loud offers brilliant portraits of the major characters in the yearlong drama, and provides new details and insights from key players and journalists who covered the story.

The suggested donation to attend this evening is $250, which is fully tax-deductible. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the dinner. 


If you have any questions, please contact Christy Wensley at [email protected].

About pEN America Authors’ Evenings

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings. Please visit the Authors’ Evenings webpage for our full calendar of dinners.

Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.