Pulitzer Prize winner Garrow
in residence at Emory law school

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.

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.

-Elaine Justice

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