BU to host lecture to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For immediate release: Jan. 18, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host a free lecture as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Kehr Union, Ballroom.

Troy Allen, associate professor of African American history at Southern University in New Orleans, La., will present “The King Legacy, Leadership and Popular Youth Culture.” Allen obtained his master’s degree in black studies with an emphasis on black community development through Ohio State University and his doctoral degree at Temple University. He is the author of several articles and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Black Studies.

The day will also include the interactive student workshop, “Black Leaders: What Have You Done for Me Lately?” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Kehr Union Multicultural Center. The events are sponsored by Black History Committee, Office of Social Equity, Frederick Douglass Institute, Office of Multicultural Affairs, BU Gospel Choir, Minority Organization of Righteous Educators and Young Entrepreneurs.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.