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Friday, December 19th, 2008 by

Civil rights activist Bob Zellner spoke about his new memoir The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement on December 16 with WKRF Louisiana’s Jim Engster.

In the interview on The Jim Engster Show, Bob talks about his early forays into the civil rights movement while a student at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama and his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Bob also relates his experiences in Louisiana, including being jailed at the East Baton Rouge Parish prison for his desegregation work, the forming of his organization GROW in New Orleans, and his graduate study at Tulane University. Bob speaks with a number of callers about meeting Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, being expelled from Huntingdon for his civil rights work, and the recent presidential election of Senator Barack Obama.

Listen online to Bob Zellner on the Jim Engster Show. Bob also reads from The Wrong Side of Murder Creek on YouTube.

Bob also recently spoke with WCBM Maryland’s Maggie Pascal on Turning the Tide. He will also appear on WPOJ Portland’s Thom Hartmann Show on December 24.

The Wrong Side of Murder Creek is available directly from NewSouth Books, Amazon.com, or your favorite local or online book retailer.

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