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Cancelled: MLK Commemoration and Interactive Student Session with Charles Johnson
Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:00pm to Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 1:30pm

Cancelled and will be rescheduled. Check here later for further information.

MLK Commemoration and Interactive Student Session with Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson, nationally recognized novelist, short story writer, essayist and cartoonist, will deliver the keynote address at PSU's annual community-wide event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is sponsored by Portland State University and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Charles Johnson, a scholar of African-American literature, first came to prominence as a political cartoonist. In 1970, he published a collection of cartoons that led to a television series on PBS. Johnson won the National Book Award in 1990 for Middle Passage, which embodies his provocative version of black literature and in 2003 published Turning the Wheel, a collection of essays about his experiences as an African-American Buddhist. He is currently the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Endowed Professor of English at the University of Washington and is a MacArthur Fellow. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

When: To be announced

Where: PSU's Multicultural Center, SMSU room 228 (1825 SW Broadway)

Cost: Free. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 503-725-5342.