A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner David Garrow
James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Duke Energy Hall
2:30-3:30pm, Saturday, September 17
Free and open to the public
David J. Garrow is Professor of Law & History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His book, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Morrow, 1986; Harper Collins paperback, 2004), won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the seventh annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Garrow is also the author of The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Norton, 1981) and Protest at Selma (Yale University Press, 1978), as well as editor of The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson (University of Tennessee Press, 1987). He served as a senior advisor for “Eyes on the Prize,” the award-winning PBS television history of the American Black freedom struggle, and as editorial advisor for the Library of America’s two-volume Reporting Civil Rights (2003). He regularly contributes to the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the American Prospect, and in recent years his essays and articles also have appeared in The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Review of Books, Newsweek and The Nation. He is currently at work on a new book titled Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.