"Black Power, Imagination and the Media” was the theme for the third biennial Media
& Civil Rights History Symposium held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
“The theme is intentionally expanding the time frame of civil rights research, ” said
Christopher Frear, a journalism doctoral student and the three-day symposium’s co-director.
Isabel Wilkerson was the keynote speaker at the 36th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium. She
spoke on the 15-year venture of writing the award-winning The Warmth of Other Suns:
The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, a story centered on three African-Americans
who left the south in hopes of a better life in the north, east and west.