Dr. John Kyle Day, author and associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will appear on the Arkansas Educational Television Network with long-time Arkansas television journalist Steve Barnes on May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Day will discuss his newest book, The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation.
The book chronicles the efforts of southern congressional delegations to fight the civil rights movement and the landmark Supreme Court decision which declared separate-but-equal public school systems unconstitutional.
Day spent 12 years researching archives as background for the book. He joined the UAM faculty in 2007. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.