Pulitzer Prize Winner Douglas Blackmon to Address The City Club This Week

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 12:08.
04/16/2010 - 12:00
04/16/2010 - 13:00

CLEVELAND, OH — Douglas A. Blackmon, an author and winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in the General Nonfiction category for Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, will address The City Club of Cleveland at noon on Friday, April 16, 2010, atThe City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave., Second Floor. 

Over the past 20 years, Blackmon has written extensively about the American quandary of race, exploring the integration of schools during his childhood in a Mississippi Delta farm town, lost episodes of the Civil Rights movement, and, repeatedly, the dilemma of how a contemporary society should grapple with a troubled past. He is The Wall Street Journal’s bureau chief in Atlanta, and many of his stories in The Wall Street Journal have explored the interplay of wealth, corporate conduct and racial segregation.

Tickets are $18 for members and $30 for guests. Lunch is included. Tickets can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or by visiting www.cityclub.org.

This program is part of the 2010 Key Bank Diversity Thought Leadership Series, and the Tom E. Blum Memorial Forum on Overlooked Citizens of the Inner City.

About The City Club

Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.


Lauren Sable
Special Projects Coordinator
The City Club
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 621-0082


The City Club
850 Euclid Ave. Second Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: (216) 621-0082