Author Rick Bragg opens USM Fall Forum

Author Rick Bragg opens USM Fall Forum

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Famed southern writer and former New York Times correspondent Rick Bragg was at the University of Southern Mississippi Tuesday night, to speak to students and faculty.

Bragg kicked off the 2015 Fall University Forum with an hour-long lecture at Bennett Auditorium.

It was called, "Writing the South."

Bragg has recently written a best-selling autobiography of Jerry Lee Lewis and he's also written about the late Oseola McCarty, the Hattiesburg woman who donated her life savings to USM.