Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Presenter: Jelani Cobb
Join us at this special live viewing of Oregon State University's 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration keynote speaker, Jelani Cobb, a noted writer, historian and higher education leader. Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker who writes on race, history, justice, politics and democracy. He is also Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and dean of the Columbia Journalism School. He recently co-edited "The Matter of Black Lives,” a collection of The New Yorker's most ground-breaking writing on Black history and culture in America, featuring the work of legendary writers like James Baldwin and Toni Morrison. He also has written books about Barack Obama and the hip-hop aesthetic.Cobb is also a PBS Frontline correspondent for two critically acclaimed documentaries. Following the livestream, participants will be invited to discuss the presentation. Coffee, tea and light desserts will be available.