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Black American Voices with Joe Barry Carroll

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. | Auburn Avenue Research Library

Join WABE and ATL PBS for a special members-only event with former NBA player, author, artist and philanthropist, Joe Barry Carroll.  Carroll will share excerpts and art from his latest book, Black American Voices. WABE and ATL PBS supporters will also enjoy a pre-event reception.



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Joe Barry Carroll is a seven-foot-tall NBA All-Star, wealth advisor, philanthropist, painter and author. Upon retiring from the NBA in 1991, Carroll relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where in 1993 he founded The Carroll Group a wealth advisory company serving high-net-worth families. In May 2014 Carroll received the "Champion for Justice Award" from the Atlanta Braves and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

In February 2014 Joe Barry Carroll Publishing launched its first title, Growing Up... In Words and Images, a memoir which uses seventy of Carroll's paintings to reveal the story of how an insecure, bow-legged boy grew to become a seven-foot-tall NBA All Star, philanthropist, wealth advisor, artist and writer. Joe released his second book, Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions in 2017. His literary appearances include the Decatur Book Festival, Arkansas Literary Festival, Georgia Center for the Book, and National Book Club Conference. Joes work has been exhibited at the Historic Arkansas Museum, Purdue University and will soon be shown at the Lafayette Museum of Art.

His long-held interest in the arts eventually inspired Carroll to begin painting. Early on he experimented with colorizing old family photographs and quickly graduated to painting and mixing materials — paint, fabric, newspaper and even coffee grounds found around the house, garage and elsewhere on his fifty-acre property.

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