February 03, 2006

Media Advisory – Earl Caldwell

Reporters and photographers may meet with journalist Earl Caldwell during a media availability at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Caldwell, who has spent a career witnessing and writing on many of the nation's most significant civil rights events in the last 40 years, is presenting a lecture at 7 p.m., Monday in SIUC Student Center Ballroom D. Caldwell's appearance is part of Black History Month and is sponsored by the institute.

In addition, members of the media may sit in on Caldwell's presentation to clinical assistant professor Pamela A. Smoot's class at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6. The class, "Black America Since 1865," explores the African-American experience with respect to major events in American history. There are 62 students in the class, which meets in Faner Hall, room 1326.