NACOGDOCHES, Texas - A book signing with Rolonda D. Teal, author of "Natchitoches Parish," will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Stone Fort Museum on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

"Natchitoches Parish" honors African Americans and shares previously untold stories of the lives and memories of many in that part of Louisiana, said Carolyn Spears, museum director. Guests are invited to attend and hear Teal describe the development of her book and the process of collecting community history.

The author's hope is that "this work will leave a written and visual reference for people who are interested in African American history, the history of Louisiana and the South, as well as American history in general."

Teal is the co-founder of Cultural Lore, an anthropological consulting agency, and has worked with numerous cultural groups, nonprofit organizations, and local and government entities in project planning and development, grant writing, and grass-roots organization.

Soft-cover copies of "Natchitoches Parish" will be available for purchase at the museum store during the book signing.

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