The truly American voice. He was born in obscurity, but proud of his connection to Halley’s Comet. His ultimate goal was to become a river boat captain on the Mississippi River, but the Civil War changed all that. He served one month in the Confederacy, but went AWOL and went west and became a newspaper writer. He traveled and found a gift of gab and sarcasm that people gravitated to. He wrote some iconic novels that defined who we are and what we needed to be about. The voice of a teen age Huckleberry Finn advocating better race relations was an eye-opening experience for America. Come and hear the stories of that man who entertained and taught America what they needed to be.
He was born on the 50th anniversary of America. He came from a family who...
September 29, 2020