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From the release:

    Juan Williams Sounds Off on ‘Victimhood’


    Cash-Bar Reception 11:30 a.m., Luncheon 12:30 p.m., Program 1:00 p.m.

    1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW

    ESU Members, $25; Others, $30; Program Only, $10

    Feeling that many African-American leaders have departed from key tenets of the civil-rights movement, National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams has concluded that it’s past time to challenge an emphasis on “victimhood” that he criticizes as self-destructive. In Enough, he takes aim at a “culture of failure” that is “undermining Black America.” Mr. Williams will air these and other concerns during a luncheon gathering that has been arranged by the Woman’s National Democratic Club. He’ll then sign copies of his publication, which will be on hand for purchase. Mr. Williams is the author of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. He has also given us Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, his companion to a 2003 PBS series. Mr. Williams spent 21 years at the Washington Post, and he has also written for Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, Fortune, Newsweek, and The New Republic. He is a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday, and he has also appeared on such programs as Crossfire, Nightline, Oprah, and Washington Week in Review. Among his many honors is an Emmy Award for TV documentary writing.