Leah Seupersad, 404-413-1354
Martha Fowler, 404-413-1676
Division of Student Affairs Office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs
Student Support Services
ATLANTA – Internationally acclaimed journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault will speak at Georgia State University at 11 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Student Center Speakers Auditorium, located on the corner of Courtland and Gilmer streets.
Hunter-Gault will discuss “A Personal Reflection on Race and Education,” as the featured speaker for the GSU Division of Student Affairs’ annual cultural event.
Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years in the industry. She is the author of “In My Place,” a memoir of the Civil Rights Movement fashioned around her experiences as the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia. Her latest book is “New News Out of Africa: Uncovering the African Renaissance.”
As a global journalist, Hunter-Gault has returned to National Public Radio (NPR) as a special correspondent, after spending six years as CNN's Johannesburg bureau chief and correspondent. Prior to this position, she worked as NPR's chief correspondent in Africa.
Hunter-Gault joined NPR in 1997 after 20 years with PBS, where she worked as a national correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” She began her journalism career as a reporter for The New Yorker, before working as a local news anchor for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. and as the Harlem bureau chief for The New York Times.
Hunter-Gault has received numerous honors including two Emmy awards and two Georgia Foster Peabody awards – one for her work on “Apartheid's People,” a “NewsHour” series about South African life during apartheid, and one for general coverage of Africa in 1998. She was also inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame and received several awards from Amnesty International for her Human Rights reporting.
The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the GSU Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs, Student Support Services, the McNair Program and the Office of the Dean of Students/Intercultural Relations. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited. For information about the program, call 404-413-1680.
Published Jan. 19, 2011