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December 10, 1999

Washington Post Writer Juan Williams To Discuss Latest Book, Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

Political analyst and writer Juan Williams will discuss his latest book, Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary, at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at noon in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E. The event, co-sponsored by the Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Division and the Center for the Book as part of its "Books & Beyond" series, is free and open to the public.

Juan Williams is author of the critically acclaimed companion volume to the PBS television series Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1945-1965. For the writing of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary, Justice Marshall (1908-1933) granted Mr. Williams a series of interviews over a six-month period prior to his retirement from the Supreme Court. Mr. Williams also made extensive use of Justice Marshall's papers, which were donated to the Library of Congress prior to his death. As the NAACP's lead attorney, for his notable work on the Brown vs. Board of Education case and as the first African American appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Marshall was a central figure in the 20th century struggle for civil rights.

Mr. Williams has been a national correspondent, White House reporter, columnist and editorial writer for The Washington Post since 1976. Articles by him have appeared in numerous publications, including Newsweek, Fortune, The New Republic, Ebony and the Atlantic Monthly. In addition to writing, Mr. Williams hosts "America's Black Forum," a nationally syndicated weekly news program. He is a political analyst for the Fox News Channel and a regular panelist on "Fox News Sunday," as well as a frequent co-host on CNN's "Crossfire." He won an Emmy Award for TV documentary writing for a series that included politics -- "The New Black Power."

The Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Library of Congress provides reference services and collection development in the Main, Local History and Genealogy, and Microform reading rooms, and sponsors lectures in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Center for the Book was established at the Library in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries.

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PR 99-184
ISSN 0731-3527

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