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Pulitzer-Prize winning author to discuss slavery at York College on Nov. 10

October 19, 2016
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Douglas Blackmon

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Douglas Blackmon will present “Slavery by Another Name: Race and the Jim Crow Justice System” at York College at 7 p.m., Nov. 10, in the Waldner Performing Arts Center in the Humanities Center. A book signing will follow. The event is open and free of charge to the public.

Blackmon is the author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil Way to World War II,” and host and executive producer of “American Forum,” a PBS program that bring together political voices in the country to discuss critical issues. “Slavery by Another Name” examines how the enslavement of African-Americans did not end with the Civil War as many think, and how it instead persisted into the 20thcentury and shaped American life today. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, an American Book award, and an NAACP Freedom Fund Outstanding Achievement Award.

This event is cosponsored by the Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming, the Department of History and Political Science, the Department of Behavioral Sciences, and Generation Next Education Program.