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April 3, 2006

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kotz to lecture at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Nick Kotz, who won a 1968 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting of unsanitary conditions in many meatpacking plants, will speak at Birmingham-Southern College April 12 in the Norton Campus Center Theatre at 4 p.m. “Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., And The Laws That Changed America,” his fifth book examining American history and public policy, will be the subject of his lecture.

Among his other awards as a reporter for the Des Moines Register and the Washington Post as well as a freelance writer, was the first Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award. His study of American military leadership won the National Magazine Award for public service.

Kotz earned a bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College and did graduate study in international relations at the London School of Economics.

The April 12 lecture is open to the public, free of charge. The event is part of the college's continuing year-long Sesquicentennial celebration. For more information, call 205/226-7826.

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