Nationally-known Trail of Tears author Brian Hicks will speak this
Thursday (Oct. 10) in the Berry College Krannert Center as part of the
college's remembrance of the 175th anniversary of the forced removal
of Native Americans.
Hicks is the author of five books, most recently
"Toward the Setting Sun: John Ross, the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears." Hicks
will speak at 7 p.m. and the event is free to the public.
Setting Sun: John Ross, the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears" tells the story of
John Ross, a white man of mixed heritage who rose up to lead the tribe through
its most turbulent period. An adaptation of the book is scheduled to appear in
Smithsonian Magazine. The book is also a Book-of-the-month Club, History Book
Club and Military Book Club selection.
Hicks and his books have been
featured on National Public Radio and in major newspapers, including The Boston
Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune. He has been featured
on Discovery Channel, National Geographic and CBS Sunday Morning. Hicks is a
senior writer and metro columnist with the Charleston Post and Courier. In 1998,
he was named South Carolina Journalist of the Year by the S.C. Press
Association. And in 2008, the Society of Professional Journalists named Hicks
the best humor columnist in the Southeast.
Written by Student
Public Relations Assistant Brittni Trollinger