About Dorothy…

Dorothy with Daughter Kaypri - Book Reading

Dorothy and Kaypri read her book together at her Surprise 80th Birthday in June 2012.

A SOUTHERN  WHITE WOMAN FOREVER CHANGED………..BY THE PATH SHE CHOSE….

DAUGHTER KAYPRI AT BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS SEPTEMBER 6TH — SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL EVENTS!!!!!

young_dorothyDorothy Hampton grew up as the youngest and unexpected child in a large (White) southern family in Winston-Salem, North Carolina during  Jim Crow and the Great Depression. Her feelings of isolation pushed her to seek her place in the world and after her first inter-racial experience at Meredith College in Raleigh, her life changed forever.

She “fell” into what would become her life’s work determined to do work on the “inter-racial level”. This newfound commitment to do something about the Racism she had only just begun to pay attention to, took her on an unplanned journey where she witnessed several historical moments in history including the founding of a major Civil Rights organization, the Detroit Riots, and observing major figures of the movement well before they were household names.. All the while she put off marriage and motherhood until the age of 40, as she tried to to learn more about the role Race played in her life.

She eventually married and settled in racially diverse Teaneck, New Jersey right outside New York City.  When a young Black boy was shot by a white cop in 1990 after years of racial profiling was ignored by higher ups, she once again used her experience to make a difference, becoming a major part of the Community Dialogues that were created in its wake. She continued to serve as a Race Relations consultant at Riverside Church in New York as well as up and down the east coast well until her mid-seventies.

Although she had been behind the scenes from the 50’s, this poignant and honest memoir proves that those that aren’t on the front lines of a struggle often make the greatest contributions.

In her late sixties Dorothy started to write this story but due to memory loss was unable to complete it. Her daughter Kaypri finished the job for her 80th birthday in 2012 and published a final version which is now available for purchase!

 

COME MEET @kaypri at BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS IN DOROTHY’S HOMETOWN BEFORE AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 6TH!!  

FRIDAY, SEPT 5TH, 20142PM-5:30 PM – Author Visit and Signing at Central Library  (Malloy Jordan Fundraiser) in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

660 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336)-703-2665

SAT SEPT 6TH, 2014  – 10am-5pm – BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL

Milton Rhoades Center 251 North Spruce Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336)-747-1471

SUNDAY SEPT 7TH, 2014 – 8am

8am WSNC 90.5/WSSU Radio Interview with Darlene Vincent

1:30-4:30pm Green Street United Methodist Church – Reading and Discussion

639 S Green St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone:(336) -722-8379

WEDNESDAY SEPT 10TH  – 10am

Author Talk at Malloy Jordan Library for Senior Citizens and Community

1110 E 7th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone:(336) 703-2950

 

KAYPRI  who is also a Teaching Artist,  (who formerly worked with Winston-Salem Youth Arts Institute in 2004-2005) will also conduct a writing workshop at Wiley Middle School while she is in town.  

 

 

FOR INTERVIEW OR SCHOOL VISIT REQUESTS OUTSIDE OF THE ABOVE EVENTS PLEASE CONTACT KAYPRI AT 323 632 0708 or I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW FACEBOOK PAGE.

 

THANK YOU!!!

 

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