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Author’s Night: Juan Williams
Presented by The Sheen Center
Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 7PM
Join bestselling author, FOX News political analyst, and civil rights expert, Juan Williams, as he discusses his new book that delivers a forceful critique of the Trump administration’s rollback of the civil rights movement. In chapters devoted to each of the major areas of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Williams tells the less known and forgotten stories of heroes like Bob Moses, A. Philip Randolph, and Everett Dirksen, who fought for voting rights, integration of public schools and spaces, and more.
Juan Williams currently serves as a co-host of FOX News Channel’s The Five and also appears as a political analyst on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace and Special Report with Bret Baier. Williams joined the network as a contributor in 1997. In addition to his more than 10-year career with NPR, where he served as a senior national correspondent and news analyst, Williams spent 23 years at The Washington Post. During his tenure there, Williams covered every major political campaign from 1980 to 2000 as a national correspondent and a political columnist. He has also interviewed numerous influential people and presidents over the course of his career, including former President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, former President George H. W. Bush and former President Ronald Reagan. Williams’ career in media spans back several decades across many platforms. A recipient of several awards for his writing and investigative journalism, he also won an Emmy Award for television documentary writing and has received widespread critical acclaim for numerous projects, including a series of documentaries, including: “Politics: The New Black Power” and “A. Phillip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom.” Additionally, he is the author of six books, including the non-fiction bestseller, “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965” and “Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary” which landed on BookBub’s “40 Best Biographies of all Time.” Williams has also written numerous articles and has contributed to many national magazines, including: TIME, Fortune, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Ebonyand GQ.