2014 George E. Kent Lecture

Please join the University of Chicago Organization of Black Students for the 2014 George E. Kent Lecture featuring political strategist, professor, author, and columnist, Donna Brazile, as she discusses the current state of the African American community and politics fifty years after the March on Washington.  

The Kent Lecture is held annually in honor of the late Dr. George E. Kent, one of the earliest tenured African-American professors at the University of Chicago and its first African-American professor of English. The lecture was established by the Organization of Black Students to serve as a platform for community exposure to African-American luminaries—an end Dr. Kent championed throughout his 12 year tenure at the University of Chicago. Since the lecture’s inception in 1984, speakers such as Dick Gregory, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Michelle Alexander have shared their views on politics, social justice and race relations with our audiences.  

The 2014 George E. Kent Lecture will occur February 6, 2014 in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.  Doors open at 5:30pm at the program begins at 6:00pm.  This event is free and open to the public.