Douglas Blackmon


GUEST: Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize Winning author of Slavery By Another Name and Co-Executive Producer of the celebrated PBS Documentary by the same name; Chair and Host of the Miller Center Forum at the University of Virginia.

On the 50th anniversary of the historic signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, scholar and historian Doug Blackmon remembers the back story and the legacy of this landmark legislation that changed the course of American history. Doug also shares (beginning at 10:05) the latest new on his current research project— titled “The Harvest”— which explores the legacy of the Civil Rights Act among an entire generation in Mississippi. This project will eventually be both a book and a documentary film.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014.