FCL hosts author Ron Cooper

The Faulkner County Library will welcome author Ron Cooper at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.

In January 2011, Cooper, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, began walking the Northern Route of the Cherokee Trail of Tears National Historic Trail as a personal adventure of self-reflection. Much to his surprise, he quickly became an ambassador for education, a catalyst for further conservancy of the Trail and a symbol of tribal unity and pride.

During his journey, Cooper experienced all of the pitfalls expected when hiking a long distance, while also enduring the worst winter in recent memory. Constantly plagued by setbacks and doubt, his determination to finish the quest is an inspiration to anyone who has ever desired to take on unknown challenges and seemingly-impossible goals.

Meet Ron and hear his tales of walking the Trail of Tears. He will present a program with stories and pictures, and will have books available to purchase.

Refreshments will be served.

All library events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 501.327.7482 or email [email protected].