Acclaimed author and actor Blair Underwood announces upcoming book signing

Education and Charitable Foundation plans annual event at Capital One Hall

FAIRFAX, Va., March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Educational and Charitable Foundation (ECF), in conjunction with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter, will sponsor its annual book and scholarship signing ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022at 11 o’clock. at the newly opened Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia. The Book Signing 2022 features an internationally renowned author, actor, producer and director Blair Underwood. Mr. Underwood is the author of several books, including the crime investigation series, The Tennyson Hardwick Collection.

The Educational and Charitable Foundation seeks to give northerners Virginia community for a better future through education, service and philanthropy. “The Educational and Charitable Foundation provides academic achievement programs and scholarships, advances culture and civic engagement, enhances economic empowerment, and promotes health, wellness, and social well-being through Fairfax County and Northern Virginia communities through its global partnerships and strategic alliances. The book signing allows us to celebrate our academic and community enrichment programs with our partners and the wider community,” said the ECF President Robyn C. Jones.

In 2020, Mr. Underwood co-authored Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Challenged Jim Crow and adolf hitler to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Mr. Underwood is a recipient of Emmy, Tony and NAACP Image Awards.

“This year, the ECF will reward $17,500 in scholarships to graduates of 2022, and we will award an additional scholarship $2,500 in teacher training grants. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the education system. We are proud to continue the ECF’s 20-year legacy of supporting academic excellence in Northern Virginia. This year, we have expanded our awards to recognize shining stars in the community, individuals and organizations who have exemplified exceptional service in the areas of health and wellness, education and economic empowerment. said Jones.

Signing tickets are $100. Ticket fees are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law and benefit ECF educational and scholarship programs. A signed copy of Mr. Underwood’s book is included with each ticket purchased. Tickets are available at

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