By Victoria Salas
South Florida News Service
On Wednesday evening, Samuel G. Freedman, an award-winning author and Columbia University journalism professor, delivered a lecture at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus about his upcoming biography of civil rights activist and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
Freedman said his fascination with the post-World War II era inspired him to write the book, his ninth, noting that Humphrey’s civil rights actions before his vice presidency often went unnoticed.
“Even in honoring him, he’s been cut down in size,” said Freedman, noting a statue of Humphrey in Minneapolis is smaller than the actual man.
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