The Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence was established in 2009 in honor of Jolyon P. Girard, Ph.D., who taught history and political science at Cabrini for more than 30 years.
The Scholar‑in‑Residence enables the College to bring to campus historians or other appropriate scholars who have earned recognition for outstanding scholarship, and who share Girard’s passion for teaching.
The program was made possible by contributions from more than 120 donors.
The 2014–15 Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar‑in‑Residence is author and Pulitzer Prize winner Douglas A. Blackmon.
Blackmon will present research from his book, The New York Times bestseller “Slavery by Another Name: The Re‑Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.”
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Cabrini College
All are welcome to attend this free event.
His book examines how the enslavement of African-Americans persisted deep into the 20th Century, and garnered Blackmon the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.
Blackmon is co-executive producer of the documentary “Slavery by Another Name,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was first broadcast on PBS in February 2012.
More information is available at www.slaverybyanothername.com.
Blackmon has written about or directed coverage of some of the most pivotal stories in American life, including the election of President Barack Obama, the rise of the Tea Party movement, and the BP oil spill.
Currently, Blackmon is chair and host of American Forum, a public-affairs program produced by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and aired on 100 public television affiliates across the U.S.
Blackmon’s two-day visit to campus, Sept. 29–30, will include small group discussions with Cabrini undergraduate classes.
In addition, a viewing of his documentary will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Iadarola Center Lecture Hall, and is co-sponsored by the History/Political Science Department and the Office of Student Diversity Initiatives.
For more information about the Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar‑in‑Residence, contact Maureen Catania at 610-902-8301 or email@example.com.