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Cancelled: MLK 2007: Living the Legacy
Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 7:00pm

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

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: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom (SMSU) room 355 (1825 SW Broadway)

Cost: Tickets are $5 for the general public, free for students with a valid student ID, and can be purchased at the PSU Ticket Office (SMSU, room 102, 503-725-3307) or Ticketmaster outlets. Seating is limited.

For more information call Jon Joiner at 503-725-4560.