Albany Book Festival - H. Carl McCall In-conversation with Paul Grondahl on "Truly Blessed and Highly Favored"

September 17, 2022 @ 11:45am - 12:45pm

In-conversation with Paul Grondahl on Truly Blessed and Highly Favored,
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Campus Center West Auditorium

H. Carl McCall's new memoir, Truly Blessed and Highly Favored (2022), written with Paul Grondahl, traces the remarkable career of a revered figure in New York State politics and the first Black official elected to statewide office. Growing up in Roxbury, Mass., one of six children reared by a single mother, he experiences the difficulties of poverty, the heartache of an absent father, and incidents of racism, but these challenges are juxtaposed with the triumphs of attaining an Ivy League degree, becoming a popular preacher, and attaining success at the highest levels of business and politics. Charlayne Hunter-Gault called the book, “A great road map for any and all times.” In 2020, McCall was awarded the Governor's Medal of Public Service, and the landmark SUNY administration headquarters in downtown Albany was renamed the H. Carl McCall SUNY Building.

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University at Albany, Albany, NY

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