On Thursday, December 18
We welcome back
the author of Black Mass and Whitey
"The Birth of a Nation"
How a legendary filmmkaer and a crusading editor reignited America's Civil War
In 1915, a journalist agitator and a brilliant filmmaker began an argument over this incendiary movie that roiled America
pitting black against white, Hollywood against Boston and free speech ogainst civil rights. Professor Lehr brings us
a new story within America's little known history surrounding one of the oldest films on record.
Come hear him tell this incredible true story of race, war, activism and free speech
that all began with a film
WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
15 St. Paul Street - Brookline
(corner of St. Paul Street & Aspinwall Avenue)
WHEN: Thursday, December 18
Dining and Drinks 6:45 PM - Program 7:30 PM
Pay online or checks can be mailed to:
City Salon Series
1111 Beacon Street, Suite 72 - Brookline, MA 02446
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Dick Lehr is a professor of journalism at Boston University.
From 1985 to 2003, he was a reporter at the Boston Globe where
he was Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting and won numerous
journalism awards. Lehr is co-author of Whitey: The Life of America's Most
Notorious Mob Boss"and Black Mass, a NY Times best-seller and Edgar Award
Winner which chronicles the FBI's corrupt ties to Whitey Bulger. It is currently being
made into a film.
Professor Lehr was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 1991-92.
He lives outside Boston with his wife and four children.