Samuel Freedman, Professor of Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, will present his address, “Football and Civil Rights: A Story of Two Ground-breaking Coaches.” Professor Freedman will be introduced by Ferrel Guillory, Professor of the Practice in UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This event will be held in the Freedom Forum in Carroll Hall.
Professor Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and professor. A columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University, he is the author of six acclaimed books, including Who She Was: My Search for My Mother’s Life (2005) and Letters To A Young Journalist (2006). Freedman’s seventh book, Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights, was recently released by Simon & Schuster.