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5/7/2023 - Letter to the Editor








11/11/2022 - Author Ken Conklin is interviewed for Veterans Day about Norvel Lee's military service, and his own time spent in Vietnam.  Click here for the interview

9/17/2022 - Public unveiling for the Norvel Lee historical marker.  Go to the Historical Marker Tab at the top of this page to see the media coverage of this historic event.

06/20/2022 - The Virginian Review ran this story on Ken's book talk at the Eagle Rock Library.  SEE IT HERE

04/01/2022 - Virginia's governor signs HB1363, naming US 220 in northern Botetourt County the Norvel LaFallette Lee Memorial Highway, effective July 1, 2022.

03/25/2022 - CBS affiliate WDBJ7 publishes a podcast about Norvel Lee and Ken's book.  Click Here to Listen

02/22/2022 - The Cardinal News features this story about Ken Conklin and the journey he went on to write the book about Norvel Lee.  Tap Here

02/09/2022 - The Virginia House of Delegates votes 99-0 in favor of HB 1363, naming the highway near Norvel Lee's childhood home the Norvel LaFallette Ray Lee Memorial Highway. 

02/08/2022 - The Roanoke Times editorial discusses Norvel Lee's legacy.  Norvel Lee fought for gold medals, and for civil rights, and won

12/09/2021 - The Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved the establishment of a historical marker honoring Norvel Lee, near his childhood home in Botetourt County.  Click here to see Cardinal News Article

12/1/2021 - The Library of Virginia features NORVEL: An American Hero this month.   The Uncommon Wealth - Voices from the Library of Virginia

8/24/2021 - The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution regarding Norvel Lee stating "that Botetourt County will work with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to construct and erect the monument to pay tribute to the legacy of this great native of Botetourt County."

8/12/2021 - At a regular meeting of the Fincastle (Virginia) Town Council a Resolution in Recognition of Norvel Lee was approved.


5/31/2021 - NORVEL: An American Hero named a Finalist for the 2021 Indie Book Awards

May 15, 2021 - The Roanoke Times publishes this letter from the former Mayor of Roanoke, Nelson Harris:  Click Here

April 22, 2021 - The Richmond Times Dispatch also proposes the historical marker commemorating Norvel Lee's legacy:  See it here

April 20, 2021 - NORVEL: An American Hero now available at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.  

April 18, 2021 The Roanoke Times proposes a historical marker for Norvel Lee.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE

April 17, 2021 - The paperback edition of NORVEL: An American Hero it released

April 16, 2021 - BookTrib publishes a review of NORVEL:  An American Hero.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REVIEW

March 16, 2021 - Ken Conklin Launches a Newsletter.  Available at Ken's Newsletter

Feb 21, 2021 - Norvel: An American Hero was reviewed in today's Roanoke Times.  Click here to see it:  Norvel Lee won landmark desegregation case

Feb 16, 2021 - WFXR TV carried a piece this past weekend on NORVEL: An American Hero.  Click here to watch it:  WFXR TV Norvel Lee's legacy

Feb 10, 2021:  Ken was interviewed on WFXR's morning show Living Local.  To see the interview click here: WFXR Living Local Interview with Ken Conklin

Feb 1, 2021 - In celebration of Black History Month the Kindle edition of NORVEL is on sale for one week at $0.99

January 23, 2021 - Norvel: An American Hero is featured on page 48 of the February issue of VFW Magazine.

November 22, 2020 - Chat and Spin Radio in the UK interviews Ken.  Listen to the by clicking on the link on the home page.

5/29/2020 - Whizbuzz Books is featuring NORVEL on its website.  Click this link to see it.