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Six@Six: Race in America: Then and Now
February 21, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland is an observer of American race relations from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. As the author of The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House and other published works, he has examined little known aspects of American history during the nations formative years. Meanwhile, in his day job, he is assigned by AP to cover race and ethnicity and so writes on those topics as they impact breaking news, our politics, and our culture. The lecture will be held at Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium
Jesse J. Holland is the Race & Ethnicity reporter for The Associated Press, and responsible for coverage and analysis of this nation’s minority and ethnic groups for the world’s largest news organization. He is also the author of the new book, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves In the White House.
A former Supreme Court, White House and Congressional reporter, Jesse has been named one of TheRoot.com 100 Most Influential African Americans and is the youngest person on the University of Mississippis Top 50 Journalism Graduates. He will serve as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethics in Journalism at the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2016.
Jesse is also the author of 2007’s Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington, D.C. and the Star Wars young adult book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Finns Story.
He hails from Holly Springs, Mississippi and lives in Bowie, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in journalism and English, and received his Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.
Six@Six is a lecture series through Northern Kentucky University.