Diane McWhorter & Bob Corley Speak At BPL
September 14, 2001
Birmingham Public Library and the Birmingham Pledge
Foundation are sponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch Program, Coming Home,
Birmingham Historians Reflect on the Cityís Racial Struggles, Friday,
September 14, from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. featuring Diane McWhorter,
Alabama author of Carry Me Home and Bob Corley, a UAB Historian.
The lunch program will be held in the Arrington Auditorium at the
Birmingham Public Library. The library provides beverages.
In recent years, native-born historians Diane McWhorter, Jonathan Bass
and Andrew Manis have published important books examining their native cityís
difficult past. They have focused especially on the civil rights era, and
the unique role Birmingham played in bringing about a fundamental change in
the nationís commitment to freedom and equality.
During this program, McWhorter and Corley will discuss McWhorterís
work, along with the works of local historians, including Jonathan Bassís Blessed
Be the Peacemakers, the first comprehensive study of Martin Luther Kingís,
"Letters from the Birmingham Jail", and Andrew Manisís A Fire
You Canít Put Out, the first full-scale biography of the legendary
There is no charge for this program. Reservations are not necessary but
seating is limited. For more information call, 226-3604.