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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....

"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...

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...

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.

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

clewis 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...

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