TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two Florida A&M University (FAMU) professors will be featured in the C-SPAN special “Tallahassee Weekend” this weekend.
FAMU Professor David Jackson, Ph.D. and Professor Christopher Daniels, Ph.D. were two of six local authors selected to represent Tallahassee during C-SPAN’s 2014 Cities Tour. The “Tallahassee Weekend” special highlights various local personalities and landmarks encountered during the Cities Tour and explores the literary life and history of Tallahassee.
Jackson and Daniels will be featured on the BOOK TV portion of the program, which airs on March 15 at 12 p.m. eastern standard time on C-SPAN2 (Comcast Channel 104).
Jackson will discuss his 2008 book, “Booker T. Washington and the Struggle Against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours: 1908 – 1912,” which focuses on Booker T. Washington’s speeches, contributions and experiences in nine southern states, including Florida.
Washington spoke at FAMU during his tour in Florida and the podium on which Washington gave his speech resides at FAMU’s Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum, where Jackson’s interview for the segment was conducted. The podium will be a part of the segment’s backdrop.
Daniels, whose portion of the segment takes place in FAMU’s Samuel H. Coleman Memorial Library, will discuss his 2012 book, “Somali Piracy and Terrorism in the Horn of Africa.”
“Somali Piracy” features Daniels’ research about the piracy and terrorism plaguing the waters of Somalia and the global threat posed by this activity.
Both professors are products of FAMU. Jackson, a history professor, received his bachelor’s degree in history education and master’s degree in public administration from FAMU. Daniels, an assistant political science professor, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from FAMU.
The interviews will be re-aired and available online at www.c-span.org.
For more information, on the full “Tallahassee Weekend” line-up, visit: www.c-span.org/LocalContent.