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Veteran journalist to give keynote talk at UNCA’s MLK Jr. tribute
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 13:49

From Staff Reports

UNC Asheville’s annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. will feature a keynote address by the award-winning journalist, author and civil rights pioneer Charlayne Hunter-Gault — free and open to everyone — at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room on campus. 

She also will lead a master class at 4 p.m. the same day, in Highsmith Room 228.

Master classes, workshops on social justice, documentary film, music, dance, and spoken word from blues-based poet Arthur Flowers will also be featured as part of the university commemoration of King.

A veteran journalist who gained fame as longtime national and international correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, Hunter-Gault also has reported for CNN, NPR, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. 

 She is the author of four books, and a pioneer of the U.S. civil rights movement who successfully challenged segregation in court, and was the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia.

For other UNCA MLK Jr. commemoration events, visit


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