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“Winter’s Hawk: Red-tails on the Southern Plains”

Jim Lish, author of “Winter’s Hawk: Red-tails on the Southern Plains” will be talking about his new book at OSU in Stillwater on November 12 and 17. Read more about the events…


Library Journal reviews “Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist”

Loren MillerIn her new biography on Loren Miller (1903-67), historian Hassan covers the life of a man who was, by turns, a journalist, civil rights activist, attorney, and judge. Using archives from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, the author traces Miller’s early childhood in a mixed-race family through his career as a municipal judge in Los Angeles. A considerable portion of the book describes the subject’s travels with Langston Hughes to Soviet Russia for a film on race relations in that country. Later chapters focus on Miller’s work as a civil rights attorney and his appearance with co-counsel Thurgood Marshall before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hassan’s attempt to capture the social and political atmosphere occasionally leads to overly long passages on minor .details, but she successfully explains how Miller was a key character in the civil rights struggle in America. – A recommended work that adds to the corpus of civil rights histories and offers a rich portrait of a central figure in the related struggle in California. John Rodzvilla, Emerson Coll., Boston


Talk and Book Signing – “Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist”

October 29, 2015
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Loren Miller

Biographer and award-winning public radio documentarian Amina Hassan discusses her new book,Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Miller, one of the nation’s most prominent NAACP civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960, argued two landmark housing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. This biography—based extensively on research from the Loren Miller Papers at The Huntington—recovers this remarkable figure from the margins of history and reveals how he changed American law forever. A book signing follows the talk. Free; no reservation required. Rothenberg Hall.

The Café will be open until 7:15 p.m. prior to this event. Program attendees can enjoy a select variety of dinner options, desserts, beer, and wine in the new dining venue overlooking the gardens, just steps away from Rothenberg Hall.

The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108


Dr. Amina Hassan will discuss her new book, “Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist” at The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA on October 22, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM.

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