Author and Journalist Charles Blow to Deliver Distinguished Speaker Lecture
March 21, 2022
MOSCOW, Idaho — March 21, 2022 — Author, CNN commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow will deliver the University of Idaho’s inaugural Africana Studies Distinguished Speakers lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, online.
Blow, whose columns focus on issues of social justice, racial equality, presidential politics, police violence, gun control and the Black Lives Matter movement, is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” In his latest work, “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto,” Blow provides insights to our thinking about race and geography.
Drawing on both political observations and personal experience as a son of the South, Blow offers a roadmap by which Black people can identify and make use of opportunities on their own terms.
Blow, who holds a bachelor’s in mass communications from Grambling State University and an honorary doctorate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, is available for press interviews via phone prior to the event.
Director, Africana Studies Program
University of Idaho
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