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2011.03.21 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

10th Annual Malcolm X Festival is April 19-20 at UNO

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Black Studies will celebrate its 10th annual Malcolm X Festival Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, at UNO.

This year’s festival theme is “A Decade of Progress, Education, and Achievement.”

Dr. Robert Chrisman, former Black Studies chair and creator of the Malcolm X Festival, returns to campus to deliver a lecture at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, titled "The Importance of Black Studies on a University Campus."

Chrisman is editor-in-chief and publisher of The Black Scholar, Journal of Black Studies and Research, which he co-founded in 1969.

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, professor William Strickland will present “The Theoretician We Never Knew.” Strickland teaches political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the W.E.B DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies, where he also serves as director of the W.E.B. DuBois Papers Collection.

All events will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom at UNO. All events are free and open to the public.

For a full schedule of events and lectures, visit www.unomaha.edu/blst/.

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