Public School Advocate Jonathan Kozol to Speak at Duke Oct. 25

7 p.m. talk at Page Auditorium is free and open to the public

Jonathan Kozol

DURHAM, N.C. -- Public school advocate Jonathan Kozol, who left the prospect of a career in academia to teach fourth-grade students in a poor section of Boston, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Duke University.

The 7 p.m. talk at Page Auditorium is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage.

Kozol will be available to sign copies of his books after the talk, “Savage Inequalities in the Public Schools of a Divided Nation: The Challenge for Courageous and Inspired Teachers in the Wake of Ferguson and Charlottesville.”

The civil rights campaigns of 1964 and 1965 inspired Kozol to devote his life’s work to the challenge of providing equal and equitable opportunities to children in public schools.

He has written more than 10 books on public education, including “Death at an Early Age,” “Savage Inequalities,” “Amazing Grace,” and “The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America.”

Kozol is a National Book Award-winning author, and several of his books have appeared on the New York Time’s bestseller list.

For more information, contact Emily Rymell ( or Susan Wynn ( at Duke’s Program in Education.