The annual Ayers Lecture, hosted by the JSU Department of Communications, will be held March 14th, 2013 on the 5th floor of Stadium towers.
The event starts at 1:00 pm. This year’s speaker is Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Diane McWhorter.
Born in Birmingham, AL, Mrs. McWhorter spent most of her childhood in the heat of the Civil Rights movement. After graduating high school, she attended Wellesley College, located in Wellesley, MA. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Comparative Literature.
Currently, she is a fellow at W.E.B. Du Bois institute at Harvard University.
Mrs. McWhorter is well known for her stories of race, prejudice, and the Civil Rights movement. Her book, Carry Me Home, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for general nonfiction, among other awards. Mrs. McWhorter is also a longtime contributor to The New York Times and serves on the USA Today board of Contributors.