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Gold Star father who criticized Trump to discuss book

March 5, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Muslim-American Gold Star father who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be one of the authors featured at an upcoming lecture series at the Library of Virginia.

Khizr Khan captured international attention after he offered to lend then-candidate Donald Trump his pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution during his speech at the convention. On April 4, Khan will discuss his book, “An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.”

Thomas Kapsidelis, a former editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will be the featured speaker at the library of April 24. He will discuss his book, “After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings.”

Both lectures are part of the Carole Weinstein Author Series.