Journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Hank Klibanoff at Joyner Oct. 14

The Past is Never Dead: Civil Rights Cold Cases and Why They Matter

Award-winning journalist Hank Klibanoff, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Race Beat”, will discuss violence during the Civil Rights movement and why cold cases from the time matter at Joyner Library on Monday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in room 2409.

Klibanoff is a veteran journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for “The Race Beat,” which he co-wrote with Gene Roberts, about the news coverage of the civil rights struggle in the South. He is the creator and host of “Buried Truths,” a narrative history podcast produced by WABE (NPR) in Atlanta. The podcast won Peabody and Robert F. Kennedy awards in 2019 and is drawn from the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project (, which Klibanoff directs and teaches at Emory University in Atlanta.

A native of Florence, Alabama, and now an Atlanta resident, Klibanoff joined Emory at the close of a 36-year career in newspapers in Mississippi and at The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he was managing editor for news. He is a professor of practice in the creative writing program at Emory, where he teaches nonfiction.