Oberlin College and Conservatory

Unburying the Truth: Civil Rights Cold Cases and Why They Matter

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer prize-winning author, journalist, and professor of practice at Emory University, discusses the importance of revisiting unsolved and unpunished racially motivated murders from the civil rights era.

The author of The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for history, Klibanoff spent 35 years working as a reporter or editor at the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He directs the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University (coldcases.emory.edu) and produces the podcast, Buried Truths, which explores one civil rights murder in detail each season.

This public lecture is part of the StudiOC Forms of Justice learning community.

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Academic, History, Law and Society, Administrative, Oberlin Center for Convergence (StudiOC)

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Renee Romano

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