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Feb. 13, 2006 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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Cornel West to deliver annual Kent Lecture at the University of Chicago

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Cornel West, one of the nation’s most provocative public intellectuals, will deliver the 2006 George E. Kent Lecture at the University of Chicago at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 in Mandel Hall, 5706 S. University Ave. West, a theologian, author, activist and professor of religion at Princeton University, will share his perspective on the subject “Democracy Matters.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

West is the author of more than a dozen books, including Prophesy Deliverance: An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity; Prophetic Fragments: Illuminations of the Crisis in American Religion and Culture; Race Matters and, his most recent volume, Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism, a grim diagnosis of the state of modern American democracy. After the lecture, West will answer audience questions and sign copies of his books.

The George E. Kent Lecture is an annual event presented by the University of Chicago’s Organization of Black Students. Each year, a leading African-American figure speaks on issues that are particularly important to the African-American community. Past speakers include Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis and Gwendolyn Brooks. The lecture is held in memory of George Kent, a professor who served in the Department of English from 1970 until his death in 1982.
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