BOOK SIGNINGS Thursday, December 3, 2009 / 4 pm: Mr. Houston was honored to have his next book signing and presentation/Q&A at UCLA in the Presentation Room of the Charles E. Young Research Library that was followed by a reception.
Sunday, November 1, 2009 / 12:30 pm: Mr. Houston was honored to have his book signing and presentation/Q&A at the 11th Annual Conference for the California Library Association (CLA). The book signing commemorated Veteran’s Day, the following week on 11/11. The CLA’s conference was held at the Pasadena Convention Center with Mr. Houston’s book signing at the Product Demo Theatre inside of the Exhibit Hall. For further information on CLA go to www.cla-net.org.
Friday, October 9, 2009 / 7 pm: Due to popular demand, Mr. Houston had his third book signing for Black Warriors at Eso Won Books in advance of Columbus Day to commemorate his combat unit’s unique ties to Columbus, while in Italy during WWII.
Friday, September 25, 2009 / 4:30 pm – 6 pm: Mr. Houston held a presentation/Q&A and book signing as one of only 50 nationally selected authors in the Author Pavilion for the 39th Congressional Black Caucus/Annual Legislative Conference (CBC/ALC). He was in Hall E of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC 20001. / For inquiries on Mr. Houston’s appearance at the Author Pavilion please call (310) 607-4943. / For further details on the CBC/ALC go to http://cbcfinc.org/images/pdf/ALC/apfriday.pdf.
Saturday, August 22, 2009 / 11:30am: Mr. Houston held a presentation/Q&A and book signing for Black Warriors at the L.A. Black Book Expo held in Exposition Park’s Expo Center Complex at the Roy Anderson Recreation Center located at 3980 Ave., LA, CA 90037. This presentation/Q&A and book signing was also in commemoration of the 65th Anniversary of the 370th entering its first WWII battle on August 23, 1944 / For further details on L.A. Black Book Expo go to www.labbx.com or call (323) 718-5678.
Sunday, July 12, 2009 – 5 pm – 7:30 pm: Mr. Houston held a book signing for Black Warriors with a special presentation and Q&A at the Dinner Speaker Series for the African American Catholic Center For Evangelization (AACCFE) at St. Eugene Parish Hall, located at St. Eugene Church, 9505 South Haas Ave., LA, CA 90047 / / (323) 777-2106.
Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 2 pm: Due to popular demand, Mr. Houston held another book signing, along with a special presentation and Q&A, for Black Warriors at Eso Won Books. Eso Won Books is located at 4331 Degnan Blvd., LA, CA 90008 / (323) 290-1048. .
Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 1 pm: Mr. Houston commemorated D-Day with his first book signing for Black Warriors at Eso Won Books during the Leimert Park Book Fair. Eso Won Books is located at 4331 Degnan Blvd., LA, CA 90008 / (323) 290-1048.
Saturday, March 14th from 1:30 to 5:00 pm: Mr. Houston along with nine other authors were at an event hosted by the Orange County Chapter of The Links, Inc. in collaboration with The National Black MBA Association and the Cerritos Library. The event “Ingredients for a Good Read” featured Q&A with the authors followed by an opportunity to purchase autographed copies of Mr. Houston's and the other authors books. The library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703, 562.916.1350
Thursday, February 25, 2010 / 4:00 pm: In celebration of Black History Month and as the great-grandson of Georgia slaves, James and Jane Houston, Mr. Houston was honored to have a presentation/Q&A and book signing in Atlanta, GA at the Neely Room in Georgia Tech Library, as part of Georgia Tech’s African American Speaker Series through the School of History, Technology and Society. To RSVP and obtain further information, please call (404) 894-3196. The Georgia Tech Library is located at 704 Cherry Street, Atlanta, GA 30332.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 / 7:00 pm: The USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles hosted a screening of “Inside Buffalo” featuring a Q&A with decorated WWII vet and “Black Warriors” author, Ivan J. Houston and Director Fred Kuwornu, at USC’s Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 / 6:00 pm: The California African American Museum, the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, hosted a screening of “Inside Buffalo,” featuring a Q&A with decorated WWII vet and “Black Warriors” author Ivan J. Houston and Director Fred Kuwornu, at the California African American Museum
Friday, February 12, 2010 / 6:30pm: Mr. Houston was on a panel with Fred Kuwornu, director of award-winning documentary, “Inside Buffalo”and Tullio Bertini, author of “Trapped in Tuscany, Liberated by the Buffalo Soldier.” The event took place in the Golden Gate Club, Presidio of San Francisco. It was held under the auspices of the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute.
Thursday, September 24, 2009 / 9 am - Noon: Mr. Houston was featured on the panel “Entertainment Entrepreneurs” hosted by the Hon. Diane Watson at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (CBC/ALC) at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC / For further details on the CBC/ALC go to http://www.cbcfinc.org/images/pdf/ALC/sessionsbydate.pdf.
Saturday, July 9 - Tuesday, July 15, 2009:Black Warriors was featured at the American Library Association (ALA), national conference being held in Chicago at McCormick Place West. Annually, the ALA national conference has over 10,000 attendees.
Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31 ,2009: :Black Warriors was featured in the New Title Showcase section at the BookExpo America (BEA), located in the front lobby of New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Black Warriors remains listed in the New Title Showcase online section, which includes a sneak peek at one of the chapters.
The LA Sentinel: The Los Angeles Sentinel features an article in its 7/9/09 edition in the Family Section on the "living history" aspect of Mr. Houston and Black Warriors, as well as, his AACCFE book signing on Sunday, July 12th.