Emory Jackson and the Black Press

This week, The Rostrum spoke with Kimberly Mangun, assistant professor of communication and author of “A Force for Change,” which examined the career of Beatrice Morrow Cannady, an editor, and publisher who advocated for civil rights in Portland, Oregon. We discussed her new book on Emory Jackson, a newspaper editor in Birmingham, Alabama during the civil rights era. We get into Jackson’s contributions to the black press, Mangun’s process of researching and writing the book, and how the civil rights era reflects our contemporary world.

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Photo: https://blackpast.org/perspectives/emory-o-jackson-birmingham-world-and-fight-civil-rights-alabama, Public Domain

The Booket List Episode 27: Introducing Farewell To Arms!

Hey everyone! On this week’s episode of The Booket List everyone is in studio, plus one guest! It’s also our first dive into April’s book of the Month, Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway! It’s a classic literary fiction novel that you’ve probably read at some point, but this month you can go back and reread with The Booket List. We’re all super excited to read it for the month of April! We talk a bit about the Literary Fiction genre, and share some stories of our exposure to the genre. Which let’s face it, all come from the good old high school days. Which for Brennan…. was last year. Freshman. Way to make us feel old right? What are you’re first impressions of Farewell to Arms? Do you have any good Literary Fiction novels you want to recommend to us? Hit us up on Facebook!

The Booket List Episode 11: What You Readin’?

This week on The Booket List, our three hosts talk all about what they are reading. Brennan is keeping up with his fan-fictions, and reading Elantris. Chris is reading his norm, lots of Tolkien. Kimmy? She’s reading the bane of the boys existence, Young Adult novels. What are you reading this month? Find our episode post on Facebook, and let us know!

The Booket List Episode 10: Introducing “Elantris”!

This week on The Booket List, Brennan, Chris, and Kimmy talk about the new November Read “Elantris” by Brandon Sanderson.  Both Chris and Brennan are well versed in the world of high fantasy. They tell us all about the genre, what we can expect from November’s Read, and each host talks about their favorite high fantasy read.

Have you ever read Elantris? Tell us your opinion over on Facebook! If you haven’t read it, you can tell us what your first impression is as you read it with us this month!