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James Haskins: In the Media

James S. Haskins, professor in the UF Department of English, was a social activist, an educator and an award winning author of over 100 adult and children's books. His book, "The Cotton Club," was made into a major film in 1984.


Biography and Creativity Conference, John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, Boston, MA, March 11, 2002. As reported in the UF Department of English Newsletter, Spring 2002.

James Haskins participated in an Authors Panel at a Biography and Creativity Conference for teachers of grades three to six and school librarians at the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site on March 11, 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the Keynote Speaker at the Alabama Writers’ Symposium, which was held at Alabama Southern College in Monroeville, AL, May 4, 2002. Recently, he was a guest speaker at Prairie View Elementary School, Gainesville, where he spoke to third, fourth, and fifth graders about writing skills.

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