FAMU Hosts Awarding Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien for Black History Month Conversation

February 03, 2023
Soledad O'Brien
FAMU Hosts Awarding Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien for Black History Month Conversation

Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., will hold a Black History Month Conversation with awarding-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, executive producer of “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.” 

During the 6 p.m. Thursday, February  9 event at Lee Hall Auditorium, O’Brien will share and discuss clips from the documentary film currently streaming on Peacock.

“We’re delighted to welcome Soledad O’Brien to our campus for this timely conversation about Rosa Parks, an American icon. Soledad’s career is a testament to her unstinting passion and commitment to tell important, often overlooked stories. We look forward to hearing the conversation about this true heroine of the Civil Rights Movement,” Robinson said. 

A speaker, author and philanthropist, O’Brien anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”

She is the founder and CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions, reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS NewsHour, and WebMD and has authored two books. She has appeared on networks Fox and Oxygen and anchored and reported for NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. O’Brien has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize, and the Gracie. Her documentary production company is dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering untold stories that take a challenging look at often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, opportunity, poverty and personal stories. 

The one hour and 36-minute documentary on Rosa Parks’activism has a message that will resonate on the FAMU campus, O’Brien said.

“Rosa Parks mentored and was a champion of youth activists, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate her and her legacy than speaking to the students at FAMU. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow,” O’Brien said.