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Into the Bright Sunshine: Hubert Humphrey and the Forgotten Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s, A talk by Samuel Freedman
November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Title: Into the Bright Sunshine: Hubert Humphrey and the Forgotten Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s
Date and location: Wednesday, November 29, 4:00-5:30, Old Horticulture 255
Speaker: Samuel Freedman, Columbia University
Brief Bio: Samuel G. Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and professor. A former columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University, he is the author of the ten acclaimed books, most recently Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights. His 1990 book Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School was a finalist for the 1990 National Book Award, and his 1996 book The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Freedman was a staff reporter for The New York Times from 1981 through 1987. From 2004 through 2008, he wrote the paper’s “On Education” column, winning first prize in the Education Writers Association’s annual competition in 2005. From 2006 through 2016, Freedman wrote the “On Religion” column, receiving the Goldziher Prize for Journalists in 2017 for a series of columns about Muslim-Americans that had been published over the preceding six years.