Native Fort Smith author writes historical fiction book "Garrison Avenue"



A NATIVE FORT SMITH AUTHOR
RETURNING TO TOWN TO DEBUT HER
NEW BOOK CALLED "GARRISON
AVENUE". IT'S A HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK
GOING BACK TO THE ONLY RECORDED
LYNCHING IN FORT SMITH. AUTHOR JOYCE
FAULKNER EXPLORS THE JIM CROW
ERA DURING THE EARLY 1900'S. THROUGHOUT THE BOOK SHE
HIGHLIGHTS AREAS OF FORT SMITH THAT SHE KNEW AS A CHILD.  
 
 
 
"as a young girl I was very
interested in the civil
rights movement. I came of age
during the Freedom Rides and so when I saw
this particular incident in Ben
Bolden's book about the hidden
history of Fort Smith I was
intrigued. THE CO-AUTHOR OF THE BOOK MICKI
VOELKEL IS THE SISTER OF
FAULKNER
AND A PROFESSOR AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. "GARRISON AVENUE" IS FOR SALE
NOW AND THE AUTHORS PLAN TO MAKE
IT A SERIES.

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