Friends of Scouting Luncheon
Douglas A. Blackmon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, and co-executive producer of the acclaimed PBS documentary of the same name. He is also executive producer and host of American Forum, a public affairs program produced by the University of Virginia's Miller Center which aired on more than 200 public television affiliates across the U.S.
Blackmon was the Longtime chief of The Wall Street Journal's Atlanta Bureau and the paper's Senior National Correspondent, and was a contributing editor at the Washington Post. Blackmon is also a co-founder and board member of two socially and ethnically diverse charter schools serving more than 600 students, including his own two children, in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade in inner city Atlanta. Prior to his work at The Wall Street Journal, Blackmon covered race and politics at the Atlanta Journal Constitution for seven years. Doug is an Eagle Scout, an important part of his youth was spent in Mississippi and Arkansas.
Raised in Leland, Miss., Blackmon penned his first newspaper story for the weekly Leland Progress at the age of 12. He received his degree in English form Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. He lives in downtown Atlanta and Charlottesville, VA