Music, Speakers fill calendar
In honor of Black History Month, saxophonists, lawyers, award-winning authors and journalists will be part of an extraordinary line up of presentations open to the public on the campus of Reed College throughout the month of February.
Hear musician Darrell Grant and the Double Legacy Project, featuring drummer Brian Blade, New York saxophonist Steve Wilson, and vibraphonist Joe Locke when they take the stage on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., in Kaul Auditorium on the southeast Portland campus.
A lecture given by Charles J. Ogletree Jr. , a Harvard Law School professor and author on race issues, will draw area residents into a discussion of race, racism, and discrimination in America on Saturday, Feb.18, at 7:30 p.m., in Vollum Lecture Hall.
Glenn C. Loury, a professor of social sciences and economics at Brown University, will lead a talk titled “Obama is No King: Reflections on Presidential Politics and the Black Prophet Tradition,” on Monday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Vollum Lecture Hall.
To conclude the month’s events, Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of journalism and director of narrative nonfiction at Boston University Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her award-winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Kaul Auditorium.