Douglas Blackmon to Speak at Levine Museum of the New South

Author will read from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Slavery by Another Name"
Courtesy, Levine Museum of the New South

Douglas Blackmon's explosive book, Slavery by Another Name, chronicles a shameful, little-known chapter in American history — a time when slavery was reintroduced after being abolished.

Blackmon is coming to Charlotte on Tuesday, Feb 21. He'll speak at 7 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South and read from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. In this historical expose, the author shines a light on a time when slavery was re-imposed on hundreds of thousands of African-Americans until the beginning of World War II.

A Mississippi native, Blackmon has spent more than 16 years at The Wall Street Journal. He has risen from being a reporter to Atlanta Bureau Chief, to becoming the Journal's senior national correspondent in 2009. He was recently named the chair of the Forum Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. And in March, Blackmon will become a contributing editor of The Washington Post, where he will focus on national coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Blackmon is also the co-executive producer of the new, Sundance-screened PBS documentary, Slavery by Another Name, premiering nationwide Feb 13 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

The Charlotte event, so-sponsored by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture, includes a talk, reading, and book signing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Book signing and coffee will follow. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Call 704-333-1887 ext. 501 or email

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