When | Thursday, February 1st
Where | Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton
VIP Reception & Private Book Signing | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Program & Book Signing | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
What is An Evening of Raised Awareness?
Join us in observance of Black History Month, this February, as we explore the history of domestic violence within the African American community. We will hear from Dr. Yamma Brown, author of the book Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me. The evening will begin with a reception and private book signing for our VIP guests, followed by a program featuring Dr. Yamma Brown, presented by Denton County Friends of the Family – Our Community Matters Program.
Who is Dr. Yamma Brown?
Dr. Yamma Brown is the vice president of the James Brown Foundation and president and founder of Daughter of Soul Productions. She is the youngest daughter of Deidre Jenkins and James Brown. It is her life’s mission to right the legacy and maintain the work of her late father. Dr. Yamma Brown is the author of Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me. Being the child of a global superstar is never easy. Being the daughter of the Godfather of Soul- that’s a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father’s attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown’s life set a stage for an uncommon childhood. Cold Sweat is about how Yamma rose to meet every challenge. Dealing with a complex and famous father eventually took a backseat to coping with her own abusive and deceitful marriage. Cold Sweat is about how Yamma got caught in the same trap as her mother, doing things in her adult life that, as a child, she’d promised herself she’d never do.