AU professor to lecture on Lyndon Johnson and civil rights for Martin Luther King Jr. Week

AUBURN – David Carter, an associate professor of history at Auburn University, will speak on President Lyndon Johnson and the civil rights movement on Monday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of AU’s Draughon Library.

The lecture is part of AU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week activities, a series of events and programs held January 13-23, to commemorate King’s legacy of leadership and service.

In addition to essays and articles on grassroots civil rights movements in North Carolina and Mississippi and on noted activists Andrew Young and Julian Bond, Carter is the author of a forthcoming study from the University of North Carolina Press examining shifting relationships between the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and the civil rights movement in the three years following passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

The lecture is sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts. A reception will follow. For more information, contact the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center at (334) 844-4946, or go to http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/odma/calendar.html for the AU King Week schedule of events.

Mark Wilson, 334/844-4948 (wilsom3@auburn.edu)
Mike Clardy, 334/844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)