PAST EVENT: The Black Russian – Sat April 27 at 11:30am

The Yale Club of Philadlephia and the Yale Black Alumni Association – Philadelphia Chapter invite you to a talk by Professor Vladimir Alexandrov discussing his new book, The Black Russian, the story of Frederick Thomas, son of former slaves, who became a millionaire.


As pointed out by The Daily Beast, “His tale is the biography of an individual who is wholly remarkarkable, regardless of race, and whose vitality, guile, and charm led him from Mississippi to Moscow, with plenty of adventures along the way… a rollicking story… his escapes leap off the page… it will only be a matter of time before we see Thomas on the big screen. His life was certainly large enough to fill one.”

Saturday, April 27, 2013

11:30 for coffee and book sale

12:00 – book talk/discussion & book signing

Location: The Free Library of Philadelphia, Walnut Street West Branch (U. Penn) 201 S. 40th Street

You are encouraged to purchase books at before the event. A limited number of books will be available at event for list price $25. (Credit/debit, checks, exact change.) After the book talk, please join us for a light lunch at The Harvest Seasonal Grill across the street to listen to more colorful stories.

Please RSVP for the talk and lunch here.

For info email Lisa Slade Martin –