Pulitzer Prize winner Garrow
Author David Garrow has been named Presidential Distinguished Professor
for the spring semester. Garrow, who is in residence at the law school,
is teaching courses on civil rights litigation and on reproductive rights
to law and graduate students in history and political science.
in residence at Emory law school
Garrow won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in biography for Bearing the Cross: Martin
Luther King Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Morrow,
1986), which also won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and two other book
prizes. His latest book is Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and
the Making of Roe v. Wade (Macmillan, 1994), a comprehensive history of
the American reproductive rights struggle.
Garrow also is the author of The FBI and Martin Luther King Jr. (Norton,
1981) and Protest at Selma (Yale, 1978), as well as editor of The Montgomery
Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
(Tennessee, 1987) and co-editor of The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader
(Viking Penguin, 1987, 1991). He served as a senior adviser for "Eyes
on the Prize," the award-winning PBS television history of the black
American freedom struggle, and his articles have appeared in scholarly publications
such as the "Journal of American History" and "Constitutional
Commentary." He also regularly contributes to The New York Times, The
Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsday. Garrow has taught
at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the
City University of New York, The Cooper Union, the College of William and
Mary, and American University.
A native of Massachusetts, Garrow received his undergraduate degree from
Wesleyan University in 1975 and his Ph.D. from Duke in 1981.