Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses famed civil rights book

Award-winning author Diane McWhorter visits UAB for a book signing and lecture.  

McWhorterJoomlaDiane McWhorterAuthor Diane McWhorter will join the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the School of Education for “An Evening With Diane McWhorter: Reflection on the book ‘Carry Me Home’.”

“Carry Me Home,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, contains interviews with activists and Klu Klux Klan members and presents FBI and police records about the civil rights battle in Birmingham. A native of Birmingham, McWhorter describes personal memories of her time as a child in the South during the 1960s.

“Diane McWhorter has become a trusted voice in the conversation about civil rights in this country,” said Paulette Patterson Dilworth, vice president for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “We are eager to hear her share more about her experiences growing up in Birmingham and her reflection on the nation’s current civil and human rights struggles.”  

The evening with McWhorter will include a lecture and a book signing. The event will be held Wednesday, April 3, at Heritage Hall from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required. For more information on the event, click here.