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Kevin Powell lectures Jan. 20 as part of MSU MLK activities

January 5, 2010

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Tel: (406) 994-4571
Kevin Powell, a poet, journalist, hip-hop historian, essayist, political activist and a leading voice in the study of race and ethnicity issues in America, will speak at Montana State University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in SUB Ballroom A as part of the campus' Martin Luther King celebration.

"Speaking to the World," will be presented by MSU Student Activities, the MSU Diversity Awareness Office and ASMSU Lively Arts and Lectures.

Powell has written numerous essays, articles and reviews in publications including Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Essence, The Washington Post, the Amsterdam News and Vibe. Powell's discuss the role that Black males play in America, the importance of Black History Month, media activism, pop culture and living in a multicultural world.

Powell is the author of nine books including "The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life" and "No Sleep Till Brooklyn." Powell was a cast member on the first season of MTV's "The Real World."

For more information, contact MSU Student Activities at 994-3591 or e-mail

Phenocia Bauerle (406) 994-5801,