Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:47pm

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 2, the Graduate School presents the 13th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture at 4 pm in the UGA Chapel.

The Speaker is Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the James M. Cox, Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory University.

In 2007, Klibanoff won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation." The book explores news coverage of civil rights from the 1930s through the late 1960s, particularly the impact of the black press, the Northern press, the Southern liberal and segregationist press, television and photojournalism.

The lecture honors Mary Frances Early, the first African American to earn a degree from UGA, and her legacy at the university. Early graduated with a master's degree in music education in 1962. She completed her specialist in education degree in 1967.

 

Also tomorrow afternoon is a Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture in the Lamar Dodd School of Art by Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art Michael Rooks 5:30 pm in room S151 of the school of art.

Rooks is also Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Prior to joining the High Museum in 2010, Rooks held curator positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Both of the terrific events are free and open to the public.