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Renowned portrait artist Robert Shetterly to deliver MSU’s annual Martin Luther King Day lecture

January 15, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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Robert Shetterly, a renowned portrait artist, social justice advocate and author, will deliver the annual Montana State University-sponsored Martin Luther King Day lecture, set for 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Emerson Cultural Center’s Crawford Theater.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

As part of the event, Shetterly will share images from his well-known “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series and discuss the impacts of individuals who have fought for civil rights. “Americans Who Tell the Truth” celebrates citizens who have addressed issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. Shetterly also authored a book by the same name, which showcases 50 portraits of citizens who have stood up for issues of social justice. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and Shetterly will be available to sign books following the lecture.

Shetterly will also speak to students enrolled in MSU’s Honors College at noon on Jan. 20 in the Procrastinator Theater. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Sponsors of the events include the MSU Diversity Awareness Office, MSU Leadership Institute, MSU Office of the President, The Bozeman MLK Day Organizing Committee, Humanities Montana, Bozeman High School, Headwaters Academy, Sacajawea Middle School, Chief Joseph Middle School, Anderson School, Congregation Beth Shalom Social Service Committee, Bozeman Public Library, Montana Human Rights Network, United Methodist Church Social Justice Committee and the Magpie Guest House.

For more information, visit or call 994-5801.

Contact: Ariel Donohue, MSU Diversity Awareness Office, (406) 994-5801 or