A Conversation with Author Robert Samuels


Tue Feb 07 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Hill Student Center Ballrooms A-D | Birmingham, AL

Join the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for "A Conversation with Author Robert Samuels."
About this Event

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion proudly welcomes award-winning national political enterprise reporter for The Washington Post and lead author of the highly-anticipated landmark biography, "His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice," Robert Samuels.

This stunning new work is a poignant exploration of the life of George Floyd and how his tragic experience brought about a global movement for change. It metaphorically uses George Floyd's story to put into context America's deeply troubled history of institutional racism. Inspired by The Washington Post's award-winning six-part series "George Floyd’s America," the book delves deeper into how systemic racism influenced Floyd's life and legacy. Drawing on over 400 interviews, including friends and family who knew him best and those who were with him when he died, it provides insight into who he was, how inequality and insufferable systemic pressures changed him, and reveal how a man who simply wanted to breathe ended up touching the world.

Join us for "A Conversation with Author Robert Samuels" as he discusses how he wrote the book and its impact on the current racial justice movement in America. The conversation will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m., in the Hill Student Center Ballrooms A-D. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. This event is co-sponsored by the UAB Division of Student Affairs and the African American Studies Program.


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Hill Student Center Ballrooms A-D, 1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, United States

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