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Hank Klibanoff, co-author of the definitive and 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning work on American journalism during the Civil Rights Era, will speak at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn on Wednesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Klibanoff, who co-wrote “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation” with former New York Times managing editor Eugene Roberts, is this year’s Neil O. and Henrietta Davis Lecture speaker.

The series, which was established by Neil Davis especially to expose Auburn journalism students to excellence in their field, has brought to Auburn numerous Pulitzer Prize winners and otherwise distinguished journalists since 1997.

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