in Black Leadership
Civil Rights Advocate And Historian, To Speak At U.Va. On "Leadership
19, 2001-- Roger Wilkins, Pulitzer Prize-winning
journalist and professor of history at George Mason University,
will speak at the University of Virginia on Tuesday, March 6.
talk, "Leadership in Journalism: An Historical Perspective," is
part of the "Explorations in Black Leadership" series, an oral history
project sponsored by the Institute for Public History and the Darden
School. The series aims to preserve leadership lessons taught by
key civil rights leaders and examine the nature of that leadership.
has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post. While
at the Post, he received a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for coverage of
the Watergate affair, along with his colleagues Bob Woodward, Carl
Bernstein, and editorial cartoonist Herblock.
is the author of "Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and The
Dilemma of Black Patriotism" (2000), and a highly acclaimed autobiography,
"A Man's Life" (1982). With former U.S. Senator Fred R. Harris,
he edited "Quiet Riots: Race and Poverty in the United States."
Wilkins, who was an assistant attorney general in the Johnson administration,
is chair of the board of trustees of the Africa-America Institute
and is a member of the Board of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
"Explorations in Black Leadership" project brings key civil rights
figures to Charlottesville, where they participate in public forums
and videotaped interviews conducted by Julian Bond, U.Va. history
professor, and longtime civil rights leader. Bond also is national
chair of the NAACP.
talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30
p.m. in Minor Hall, Room 125.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629