Gold Star father who criticized Trump to discuss book at Library of Virginia

Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan holds up a copy of the Constitution of the United States as his wife listens during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Muslim-American Gold Star father who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be one of the authors featured at an upcoming lecture series at the Library of Virginia.

Khizr Khan captured international attention after he offered to lend then-candidate Donald Trump his pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution during his speech at the convention. On April 4, Khan will discuss his book, “An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.”

Thomas Kapsidelis, a former editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will be the featured speaker at the library of April 24. He will discuss his book, “After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings.”

Both lectures are part of the Carole Weinstein Author Series.

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