2012-13 John Mills Turner Lecture
Douglas A. Blackmon, 2012-2013 John Mills Turner Lecturer, will present "A Persistent Past: Reckoning with Our Racial History in the Age of Obama."
Mr. Blackmon is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, and co-executive producer of the acclaimed PBS documentary of the same name.
His book was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The Slavery by Another Name documentary was broadcast in February 2012. You can find more information about his work at www.slaverybyanothername.com.
Mr. Blackmon is a contributing editor at The Washington Post, and chair and host of Forum, a public affairs program broadcast on more than 100 PBS affiliates in the U.S. He has also been chief of The Wall Street Journal's Atlanta bureau. He has written extensively about social and political issues in the U.S. and internationally, including the election of President Barack Obama, the rise of the tea party movement, and the BP oil spill.