American Forum - Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
September 26, 2008
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)
As the Wall Street Journal's Atlanta bureau chief since 2004, Douglas A. Blackmon directs the coverage of the Southeastern U.S., the airlines and other major transportation industries, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and more than 1,200 companies. His stories and his bureau's work have been nominated by the Journal for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Florida hurricanes in 2001, and the use of slave labor by U.S. corporations in 2001. Prior to joining the Journal, Blackmon reported on race and politics for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and worked for the Arkansas Democrat and the Daily Record. He is the author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (Doubleday, 2008).