Soledad O’Brien delivers 2014 MTSU WomenR...

Soledad O’Brien delivers 2014 MTSU Women’s History Month address (VIDEO)

Journalist Soledad O’Brien delivered the March 26 keynote address for MTSU’s celebration of National Women’s History Month.

The award-winning broadcaster, best known for her documentary work with CNN,explained that being the daughter of a white Australian father and a black Cuban mother, who united at a time when interracial marriage was illegal, gave her an appreciation for standing her ground when challenged.

You can view a video excerpt of O’Brien’s speech below.



O’Brien hosted and produced acclaimed documentary series on diversity for CNN as well, including “Black in America,” “Latino in America” and “Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door,” which looked at the controversy surrounding the construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

“I’ve had opportunities to tell stories of lots of marginalized people, and I think it really is where I began to find my voice as a reporter,” said O’Brien.

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