Dept. Arts and Sciences

MGA Professor Turns His Biography Of Civil Rights Icon Into Screenplay

One of Dr. Andrew Manis’s first published books was the historical biography titled “A Fire You Can’t Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham’s Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.” Since the beginning of the book’s research in 1986, Manis, a History professor at Middle Georgia State University, has also been trying to get Shuttlesworth’s story on the big screen. Read more to find out how his perseverance has helped him reach a milestone.