#Sugar4Spice #AuthorSpotlight – Dewhitt L. Bingham

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Dewhitt L. Bingham
I’m Dewhitt L. Bingham and I write non-fiction with a focus on civil rights, social injustice, segregation, policing and promoting racial harmony. I’m originally from Festus, Missouri but I’ve in Bloomington Illinois for the past 35 years. I’ve Been a Probation Officer for 32 years and an Adjunct Professor for 23 years. I’ve only been writing for about three years. My first piece was police related and has a spiritual flavor. My second piece is about the great Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman murdered during the Civil Rights march with Dr. King from Selma to Montgomery. My third piece will be complete in a couple of months. It is about Douglass the Negro school (my grandfather was in the first graduating class of 5 in 1940) in Festus (which is 95% white) and how progressive Festus was in 1954 after the Brown Supreme Court Decision. Looking forward to meeting all the authors and learning from them. God Bless! Dewhitt

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is a place in downtown Bloomington and uptown Normal called the “Coffee Hound” As long as there is good coffee I’m good!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

At this stage in my life I just love meeting people and signings always draw people you’ve never met.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Ida B Wells

What author would you love to write with?

Ida B Wells

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My first book signing and involving all the guest through up/downs. It was really fun.

What are your social links?

Facebook and LinkedIn.

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)




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