Black By Popular Demand Special Feature:
DR. CORNEL WEST ATTENDS MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
BALTIMORE, MD- Princeton University professor, activist and author Dr. Cornel West was featured in the 2012 Morgan State University Black History Month Lecture. This event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and was held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 in the Morgan State University Student Center-Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom. From the paradigm shift of society starting with the election of America’s first Black president, Mr. Barack Obama, to the 1% proclaiming their position in the economy by Occupying Wall Street and Main Streets all over the country; Dr. Cornel West has been at the cornerstone of it all.
West is known for his highly acclaimed books, documentaries, and controversial political commentary that always turn heads. He has written 19 books, recorded three spoken word albums is currently co-hosting a syndicated radio broadcast with Mr. Tavis Smiley called, “Smiley &West” on NPR. “It can be painful when you’re misunderstood. But that’s all right. Sometimes it goes with the territory,” says Dr. West, as he expresses his political and academic ideology to the nation. His words captivate and educate all who are exposed to his teachings.
The Morgan State University Student Government Association was honored to have Dr. Cornel West as the 2012 Black History Month lecturer. We are certain that he helped the students leave a powerful mark on the Morgan State University community.