At 4:30 PM today, Hank Klibanoff, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, will be speaking about his book The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. From the Facebook event:

Hank Klibanoff will discuss the subject of his book The Race Beat — namely, how, when, and why it is that the nation’s press, after decades of ignoring the civil rights violations that characterized the first half of the twentieth century in the United States, finally started to recognize the importance of the civil rights struggle…turning it, ultimately, into the most a significant domestic news “event” of the century.

I’m very excited for this, and hope to see you there. It’s in the Pollack Auditorium, which is right next to the Rose Art Museum (as you approach the Rose, it’s on the left).

Oh, and also today:

“Chasing your Dream: Pursuit to Higher Education”
– A panel discussion on challenges faced by racial minorities in the pursuit of higher education featuring Brandeis Faculty and a Harvard Law Student. 5:30pm, Pearlman Lounge.

The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation

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