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FOR RELEASE: March 16, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Dr. Sekou Franklin,

Minister, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Joseph Ingle to Talk about ‘Inferno’

MURFREESBORO—Two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Joseph Ingle will discuss his new book, “Inferno: Southern Morality Tale,” at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Room 106 of MTSU’s Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the MTSU Department of Political Science and the African-American Studies Program.

“Inferno” chronicles Ingle’s relationship with Philip Workman, who was executed May 9, 2007, by the state of Tennessee for the murder of a Memphis police officer.

Ingle founded the Southern Coalition on Jails and Prisons in 1974. Before it closed in the early 1990s, Ingle visited every death row in the South and counseled 200 of the 1,200 condemned inmates in the region.

A United Church of Christ Minister, Ingle also is the former director of the Neighborhood Justice Center, a victim-offender mediation group that operated in Nashville for 13 years.

For more information, contact Dr. Sekou Franklin, associate professor of political science, at

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