Begin the Day: The Seventeenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture – "Emory O. Jackson, Crusading Editor for Civil Rights"

What: Lecture on Emory O. Jackson, presented by Dr. Kimberley Mangun
When: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library/Linn-Henley Research Library/Arrington Auditorium/4th floor
Details: Free and open to the public

Drawing from her recent book, Editor Emory O. Jackson, the Birmingham World, and the Fight for Civil Rights in Alabama, 1940-1975, Dr. Kimberley Mangun will explore the life and career of Emory O. Jackson, the Birmingham World editor who fought for equal rights for Birmingham's African American community for decades.

Copies of Dr. Mangun's book will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Birmingham Public Library archivist Jim Baggett at 205-226-3631.

The event is co-sponsored by the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists.