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The web of civil rights in Birmingham and beyond

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

Julia Armstrong, a former resident of Birmingham and an associate professor of English at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, has many ties to the Civil Rights movement. On Monday, Sept. 14 she was on campus to give a lecture for her upcoming fifth book titled, “History That’s Buri...

"Selma" stirs discussion in thought-provoking presentation of human rights

"Selma" stirs discussion in thought-provoking presentation of human rights

February 18, 2015

In a nation that prides itself on the evolution of its civil, social and economic principles, watching the newly released “Selma” simultaneously provides one with a thought-provoking history lesson and sketches a map for future progress. Based on the historical events taking place in the early...

Sam Oni’s speech inspires a future without discrimination

Mary Kathryn Wiley

February 23, 2011

Says Oni, “I do not want to dwell too much on the negatives or the past.” This is a pretty incredible statement, given Mr. Oni’s experiences. Mr. Oni’s college roommate, Dr. Don Baxter, tells humorous stories of their time living together, but he also has some more sobering words to share. For ex...

INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff speaks at Mercer

Hank Klibanoff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who served as an editor for Atlanta Journal Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer who visted Mercer on Feb. 9. He wrote a book titled The Race Beat that focuses on press coverage during the civil rights movement.


February 23, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer editor Hank Klibanoff visited Mercer on Feb. 9 to deliver a lecture on coverage of race relations in the southern and national press during the last half-century, which is the topic of Klibanoff's most recent book...

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