Alton Yates, the subject of my most recent book, has just been featured on ABC News — interviewed by his daughter, Toni Yates. I’m so happy to see such a great person getting this recognition.
Just over five minutes into this video, Alton gives a stirring reading from Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates while Steffi Walthall’s powerful artwork is displayed. I myself make an appearance near the end, around the 7:15 mark.
As you may know, it was an earlier chat between this duo that first caught my ear, introduced me to his story, and inspired me to write Moving Forward (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2022). I can’t wait to see what Alton and Toni’s new conversation inspires.