The John Brown Watson Memorial Library System at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host a book signing with author and educator Antony O. Hobbs Sr., Ed.D., at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4.


The free, public event will be held in the Howard-Sykes auditorium of the UAPB library.


Hobbs will sign copies of his works, Book I: Food For the Power of Thinking, and Book II: The Roots Of The Race, according to a news release.


He is an associate professor in the UAPB Department of English, Humanities and Foreign Language.


“Dr. Hobbs says that African-Americans comprise an ethnic group that has a poor understanding of its history,” according to the release. “To better inform the group of its culture and history, Dr. Hobbs has traced the descendants of Ham from the Bible, the father of the black race, for the purpose of informing the present-day Hamites of their world history and show where they came from and are presently located in the world scene.”


Born near Marianna in Lee County, Hobbs received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from AM&N College (now UAPB) in modern foreign languages (French and Spanish) and social studies, according to the release.


He also received a master’s degree and educational specialist in school administration (Ed.S) degree from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.


“He completed additional graduate studies in Spanish at Murray State University at Murray, Ky.; the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark., Technical College, Russellville, Ark.; Fenix Language Institute, Cuernavaca Chalchiutes, Mexico; and the University of Costa Rica, Central America. His graduate studies continued in higher education (student personnel) at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.; and Volunteer Administration from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. A doctorate was obtained in educational administration, supervision, and school management from the University of Sarasota, Florida,” according to the release.


For details about the event, contact Shenise McGhee at 870-575-8417 or email mcghees@uapb.edu .