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    Panel Discussion on Race and Inequality

    Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, Ellen Spears, author of Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town, and Chris Tomlinson, author of Tomlinson Hill, participated in a panel discussion on race and inequality. 

    “Race and Place: Exploring the Impact of Inequality” was a panel in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014 Southern Festival of Books, held from October 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama

    Panelists talked about the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, its legacy in America, and its influence internationally. Speakers included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, U.W. Clemon, who was a student at Miles College in Birmingham in 1962-63 and took part in the protests, and Doug Jones, Jr., who prosecuted two of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers in the late-1990s and early 2000s.

    “Beyond Suffering and Suffrage: The Past, Present and Future of International Civil and Human Rights” was part of the 50 Years Forward commemoration of the civil rights movement events of 1963 in Birmingham,