Wednesday, 09 January 2008 19:00
Appalachian State University has announced its keynote
speaker for the 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland at
Baltimore County and a child-leader in the Civil Rights Movement will speak at
the event, which begins at 7 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium on January 23.
Hrabowski was prominently featured in Spike Lee’s 1997 documentary, “Four
Little Girls” about the racially motivated bombing in 1963 of Birmingham’s
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. He also coauthored the books “Beating the
Odds” and “Overcoming the Odds” which focus on parenting and high-achieving
African American males and females in science.