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Georgia Southern University to host Civil Rights author Nov. 8

Civil Rights reporter and author Alvin Benn will speak at Georgia Southern University Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in Russell Union Room 2080. He will be speaking about his book ‘Reporter: Covering Civil Rights And Wrongs in Dixie.”

According to Bob Ingram, dean of Alabama’s political reporters and television commentators, Benn, originally from Lancaster, Pa., became ‘one of the most respected journalists to cover the Civil Rights movement” and ‘he brings a new and important perspective to those difficult years.”

Benn is currently a freelance writer for the Montgomery Adviser newspaper in Montgomery, Ala. He has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

Benn’s presentation is sponsored by the Office of Student Media at Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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