Joynes Event :: Gary Younge, Award-Winning British Journalist, Author and Broadcaster
Wed, January 29, 2014 • 7:00 PM • The Joynes Suite, 007 Carothers Residence Hall, 2501 Whitis Avenue on the University of Texas at Austin Campus
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.