Rick Bragg, Professor of Writing at UA, delivered the 2012 Last Lecture to a packed house on April 23. Bragg received this year’s Last Lecture Award. The Last Lecture features a University of Alabama faculty member nominated and selected by students to answer one question in the form of a highly engaging lecture: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?”
In his lecture, titled “So People Won’t Forget,” Bragg spoke about the power of storytelling: “I believe that I have one value here, and that value is to teach writing in a way that brings injustice, cruelty, thoughtlessness, meanness, and stupidity to light.”
Photo of Rick Bragg by Tom Mason.