Book Signing Event With Author Charles H Norman III Honoring the Vocal Group “The Velvets”

Odessa, Texas/January 13, 2023-Author, Charles H. Norman III held a book signing event at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce of his new book “Road To Reconciliation…And Beyond”. The book is in honor of the internationally known 60s musical Do Wop group “The Velvets.” The vocal group was formed by a teacher and several students at Blackshear High School, now known as Blackshear Magnet Elementary School located at East Murphy and South Dixie Blvd. In South Odessa. 

(Charles H. Norman, Author-” Road To Reconciliation…And Beyond”) 

In late June of 2022 a celebration of “The Velvets” called “The Velvets Endeavor” was held on the original Blackshear High School stage in conjunction with the Juneteenth parade and fair.  

(Charles H. Norman, Author-” Road To Reconciliation…And Beyond”) 

Gilbert Vazquez, Former Educator at Ector County Independent School District was a young teen living in Odessa when her first heard the music of “The Velvets.” 

(Gilbert Vasquez, Former Educator-Ector County ISD-Odessa, Texas) 

Get your copy of “Road To Reconciliation…And Beyond” in paperback or hardcover at, Barns and Noble or at Jan-Carol 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

Author: Danny Barrera

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