Summersell Center Hosts Pulitzer-Prize Winner Douglas Blackmon

On February 23 at 6 pm in Gorgas Library 205, historian and journalist Douglas Blackmon will be giving a lecture and presentation based on his book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. The book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2009, was also made into a documentary film currently airing on PBS. This event is presented in coordination with New College, and is cosponsored by the Dean’s Office and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Blount Undergraduate Initiative, and the Departments of American Studies, Criminal Justice, Gender and Race Studies, History, and Journalism. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase and signing. For more about Mr. Blackmon’s work and the film based upon it, please visit