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E. Culpepper "Cully" Clark, Dean Emeritus of the University of Georgia's Henry W Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication lectures on Henry Grady. Clark's remarks emphasize Grady's role in the New South Movement and how the assessments of it have evolved over time. Clark also notes how Grady became the principal champion of the movement in the three short years between his remarkable New South Address at Delmonico's in New York and his untimely death, December 23, 1889, at age 39.

Clark’s research and writing has focused on the New South Movement and Civil Rights. His book The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation's Last Stand at the University of Alabama (Oxford 1993) made The New York Times Book Review's Notable Books list. He is dean and professor emeritus at both the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Clark retired July 1, 2013, and recently published a centennial history of the Grady College. Clark is currently working on a book to be titled, William Tecumseh Sherman, Henry Woodfin Grady, and the Making of Atlanta.

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Fifty-two years later, mysteries continue to surround the murder of our 35th president. Is the Zapruder film reliable? Why did the CIA stonewall the Warren Commission? Was what happened in Dealey Plaza a classic military-style ambush? Should we ever have believed that a lone assassin shot JFK? In what ways does the JFK Assassination Records Review Board’s investigation throw light on these and other assassination mysteries? Professor Donald E. Wilkes, Jr. addresses these and other questions in his second JFK assassination speech at the Athens Regional Library in two years. This speech was delivered on November 19, 2015.

Professor Wilkes has spent years studying the events of half a century ago and has written extensively on the subject, having published 42 articles on the assassination. He was a law professor at the University of Georgia for over 40 years, and is the author of five books and nearly 300 published scholarly works.

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