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Best-selling author Bakari Sellers in conversation


Bakari Sellers, CNN Political commentator, one of the youngest state representatives elected in South Carolina history and the best-selling author of My Vanishing Country: A Memoir will be featured in a live virtual author event that is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and sponsored by the Muscogee County Library Foundation, the event will take place at 1:30pm on Friday January 29, 2021.

The event will be hosted on the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries Facebook page (@chatlibraries) and will be taped for viewing by audience members who cannot attend the live event.

In My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, Sellers takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the South’s past, present and future. Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, the author details the pride and pain of the region’s dwindling rural black working class, the often “Forgotten Men & Women” that are rarely acknowledged by the media, as exemplified by the residents of his hometown of Denmark, South Carolina.

The book also charts Sellers’ remarkable journey – from growing up the son of Civil Rights leader Cleveland Sellers to building on his father’s achievements.

Hardcover, electronic and audio copies of the book are available for checkout at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and at booksellers everywhere. The paperback edition will be released in May, 2021.


Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation.

Earning his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Sellers has a tireless commitment to championing progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity.

His impressive list of accomplishments in addition to having served on President Barack Obama’s South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election, Sellers is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation. His numerous accolades including being named to TIME Magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2010 as well as  “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.

Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC and is a Political Commentator at CNN. He is married to Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers.

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