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ASU hosts Black History Lecture


A Black History Month lecture featuring a representative from the Southern Poverty Law Center took place at Alabama State University Tuesday.

ASU’s Department of History and Political Science hosted the event.

The theme was “Black Resistance.”

Guest speaker Derwyn Bunton, the Chief Legal Officer talked about the legal challenges black and brown people endure in the justice system.

Bunton previously served a number of years in Louisiana, defending the rights of indigent residents and transforming public defender offices.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.