2000 AABCS Memories!!!
October 23 – 28, 2000
The Carnival Cruise Ship “MS Celebration”

Galveston, TX – Cozumel and Cancun, Mexico

Back Row (Authors)
Parry Brown, Kathleen Cross, Eric Jerome Dickey, Lolita File, Trisha Thomas , Norma Jarrett , Sara Freeman Smith , Anita Bunkley , Victor McGlothin, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Kimberla Lawson Roby

Middle Row (Authors)
Dr. Edwin Johnson, Evelyn Coleman, Vincent Alexandria , Maxine Thompson , Nina Foxx, Pat G’Orge Walker , Jetola Anderson Blair , Dawn Marie Knight , Jacquese Council Silvas, Pamela Williams Guinn , Anfra Boyd , Delores Thornton

Front Row (Event Planners)
Mary Jones, Pamela Walker-Williams, & Juanita Cole Howard

Floor Official 2000 AABCS Bookseller- Sibanye, Inc.
Robin C. Green-Cary


Book Cover Art by Juanita Cole Towery

The AABCS Logo was designed by Juanita Cole Towery, a Los Angeles, California-based artist, was formerly published as Juanita Cole Howard when she resided in Houston, Texas.

Juanita is a wonderfully diverse artist who uses various mediums to produce vibrant colors on multiple surfaces creating images to capture the imagination of its viewers. Juanita’s trademark silhouette collections include “Silhouettes of Life”, “Silhouettes of Love” and “Silhouettes of Christ”.  More recent creations reflect what Juanita likes to call “Abstract Nita-ism” where realism and the abstract coexist in perfect harmony.

Juanita’s works have been exhibited in several Houston and Los Angeles galleries. In 1997, La Mere et L’Enfant Gallery in Houston, Texas commissioned Juanita to paint a commemorative piece based on the life of former United States Surgeon General, Dr. Joycelyn Elders.  The painting is a montage based on Dr. Elder’s autobiography entitled “From Sharecropper’s Daughter to Surgeon General”.  Los Angeles, CA art exhibits include William Grant Still, Lucy Florence, and most recently,  The loft at Liz’s where she was one of 19 international  artists featured in the “Erotic…aahh” exhibition which ran November 14, 2009 – January 10, 2010.