with US Senator Doug Jones during his 2017 campaign

at Lake Martin in the summer of 2016, holding a snake that got too close to the kids

at Equal Justice Initiative law offices in 2016 with students who met death row exoneree Anthony Ray Hinton

Looking grouchy, at Calloway Gardens in Georgia in 2016

Christmas in 2015

Having lunch at Chez Fon Fon in Birmingham on my 40th birthday in 2014

With poet Nikky Finney, who visited my creative writing class in 2013

Receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award from AUM Liberal Arts Dean Michael Burger in 2012

at Capitol Book & News with Clark Walker for a book signing in June 2009

With Claudette Colvin (left) and Dr. Georgette Norman in 2005. Colvin was arrested in March 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks, for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. She was only 15 at the time.

With musician David Amram at the Rudyard Kipling in Louisville, Kentucky during the 2003 Insomniacathon