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Steve Suitts

Born in Winston County (which seceded from Alabama when the state seceded from the Union in the Civil War), Steve Suitts is an adjunct lecturer at the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts of Emory University, a position he has held for the last twenty years, and is chief strategist for Better Schools Better Jobs, a Mississippi-based education advocacy project of the New Venture Fund. Suitts began his career as a staff member of the Selma Project. He was founding director of the Alabama Civil Liberties Union, a post he held for five years; the executive director of the Southern Regional Council for eighteen years; and program coordinator, vice president, and senior fellow of the Southern Education Foundation for nearly twenty years. Suitts also was the executive producer and writer of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” a thirteen-hour public radio series that received a Peabody Award for its history of the local southern civil rights movement.
Books by Steve Suitts:
  • Historians in Service of a Better South: Essays in Honor of Paul Gaston
  • ISBN: 1-60306-446-X, Trade Paper
  • Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion of the Constitution
  • ISBN: 1-60306-447-8, Trade Paper