Next week brings the opportunity to see one of the nation's preeminent scholars right here in Alabama. Dr. Cornel West will speak on the campus of Alabama State University this coming Monday. From the ASU website:
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University will host the Ralph D. Abernathy Civil Rights Lecture Series on Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the Joe L. Reed Acadome. Dr. Cornel West will be the guest speaker. His topic will be “Democracy and African Americans in the 21st Century” The public is invited to attend.You can read more about this visit at the link above.
One of America’s most gifted and provocative public intellectuals, West’s writing, speaking and teaching weaves together the American traditions of the black Baptist church, progressive politics, and jazz...
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at ASU is located at 1345 Carter Hill Road. For more information, call (334) 229-4824 or (334) 229-4876.
Photo of Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley by J&R Music & Computer World. Creative Commons license.