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David J. Garrow

AKA David Jeffries Garrow

Born: 11-May-1953
Birthplace: New Bedford, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bearing the Cross

Wife: Virginia Darleen Opfer (m. 2003)

    University: BA, Wesleyan University (1975)
    University: MA, Duke University (1978)
    University: PhD, Duke University (1981)
    Assistant Professor: Political Science, University of North Carolina
    Professor: City College of New York (1984-)
    Professor: Emory University (1997-2005)
    Fellow: Homerton College, Cambridge University (2006-11)
    Professor: University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2011-)

    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1987 for Bearing the Cross

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Author of books:
Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (1978, history)
The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: From "Solo" to Memphis (1981, history)
Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1986, biography)
Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade (1994, social studies)

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