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DATE: Jan. 10, 2005

Author Herb Boyd to present "We Shall Overcome: The Civil Rights Movement--Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" on campus

DEARBORN---Author Herb Boyd will present "We Shall Overcome: The Civil Rights Movement--Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. activities, which commemorate the achievements of the late civil rights leader.

Boyd is the author of We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement As It Happened. He also is the author of Race and Resistance: African Americans in the 21st Century, The Harlem Reader and the forthcoming Sugar in Harlem, a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson.

He is the national editor of the Black World Today, a leading online publication. In 1999, Boyd won three first place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists for his articles published in the Amsterdam News.

Boyd's talk is co-sponsored by the University's MLK 2005 Committee and the African and African American Studies Program at UM-Dearborn.
For more information, visit http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/mlk/index.html.

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