The opening reception is titled “A. G. Gaston: The Man and His Legacy” and it will include a book signing of “Black Titan: A .G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire” by Carol Jenkins, the Emmy award-winning producer and television journalist.
Years later, I read “Black Titan” and learned about the vital role he played in the Birmingham civil rights movement, including bailing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. out of jail. Their friendship in this instance did not stop Gaston and King from nearly coming to blows over some dispute.