Former professor’s speech will honor MLK

Kyle Roerink

Black United Students is honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. tonight in the Oscar Ritchie African Community Theatre.

The keynote speaker is Bakari Kitwana, a former Kent State professor whose book, “The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture,” has been adopted in more than 100 colleges and universities.

His speech is highlighting King’s legacy in the eyes of the hip-hop generation. The celebration of King will be complemented with music by the Skeels-Mathews Community Center and poetry readings by Kent State students.

– Kyle Roerink