Monday, January 6, 2020

Ben Justesen, Author of George Henry White: An Even Chance in the Race for Life - Episode 1083


Benjamin R. Justesen is the author of the Pulitzer-Prize-nominated biography, George Henry White: An Even Chance in the Race for Life.

Ben holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Journalism, graduate degrees in journalism, technical writing and political science, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies. His career has included stints as a newspaper reporter and a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. Today, Ben enjoys a career as a writer and editor.

While in journalism school, Ben discovered and began to research the career of Congressman, George Henry White, the last African-American to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Congress in the nineteenth century. Ben also wrote the script for a 2012 documentary about George Henry White, American Phoenix.

He is also the author of In His Own Words: The Writings, Speeches, and Letters of George Henry White and Broken Brotherhood: The Rise and Fall of the National Afro-American Council.

Ben's new book, Forgotten Legacy: William McKinley, George Henry White, and the Struggles for Black Equality, is set to be published by LSU Press in 2020.

Click here to learn more about the life and career of George Henry White.

Click here to find, George Henry White: An Even Chance in the Race for Lifeon Amazon.

Click here to connect with Ben on LinkedIn.

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