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Joynes Event :: Gary Younge, Award-Winning British Journalist, Author and Broadcaster

Wed, January 29, 2014 | The Joynes Suite, 007 Carothers Residence Hall, 2501 Whitis Avenue on the University of Texas at Austin Campus

7:00 PM

7:00 pm  ::  Wednesday  ::  January 29

Gary Younge is a feature writer for The Guardian and a columnist for The Nation. In his visit to the Joynes Reading Room, Younge will discuss his most recent book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream.

This gripping book is rooted in new and important interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of and draft speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr., and Joan Baez, a singer at the march, as well as Angela Davis and other leading civil rights leaders.

Younge's writings include:  No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the American South (1999); Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States (2006) and Who Are We - And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? (2010)

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in Plan II Honors, the L.L. and Ethel Dean Endowment

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