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Let's Roll This Train: My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics

Rock and Roll and Education

Offhand, going to a book reading by a public servant doesn't sound like it would be crazy interesting, but wait—it is! Dr. Lenton Malry is reading from his book Let's Roll This Train: My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics and it sounds more like a roller coaster ride than a train. Malry was a teacher in the Navajo Nation, the first Black person to earn a Ph.D in education from UNM, Albuquerque's first Black principle, the first Black elected state representative and Bernalillo County's first Black commissioner. See this living legend discuss his life on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Page One starting at 6:30pm. (Megan Reneau)

Thursday Oct 27, 2016

5850 Eubank Blvd NE
Suite B-41
Albuquerque, NM 87111

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Lenton Malry, educator and public servant talks about and signs his memoir.


Lenton Malry, educator and public servant, will be at Page One Books 6:30 pm Thursday, October 27, to talk about and sign his memoir, "Let's Roll This Train: My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics."

The book is described as such: "This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry’s journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico. Malry worked as a teacher on the Navajo Reservation, as a public school administrator in Albuquerque, and as a commissioner in Bernalillo County. He was also the first African American elected to the New Mexico state legislature and the first African American to earn a PhD in education from the University of New Mexico."

Malry lives in Albuquerque, and continues to serve the public on boards and commissions. He was the first African American to serve in the state legislature. Malry was a representative in the state legislature 1968-1978, and member of the Bernalillo County Commission 1980-1988.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Malry event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit


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