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James McBride
James McBride
Award-Winning Writer, Composer, and Musician

"The Color of Water: Search for Identity"
Humanities Lecture Series

Tue., Feb. 24, 2009, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
This event is free and open to the public.

James McBride is an award-winning writer, composer, and saxophonist. His landmark memoir, The Color of Water, is an American classic: a New York Times bestseller for two years, the book is the moving account of his mother, a white Jewish woman from Poland who raised twelve black children in New York City and sent each to college. It has been translated into more than 17 languages. His second book, Miracle at St. Anna, the story of a black American soldier who befriends an Italian boy during WWII, is being made into a major motion picture by Spike Lee. McBride will present "The Color of Water: Search for Identity."

The Frances and Floyd Horowitz Lecture, devoted to issues related to our multi-cultural society.

Partial funding for the Humanities Lecture Series is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities 2000 Challenge Grant.

The Humanities Lecture Series is presented by The Hall Center for the Humanities, and is co-sponsored by Kansas Public Radio. For more information about the Hall Center or the Lecture Series, contact us at (785) 864-4798 or hallcenter@ku.edu or visit our web site at www.hallcenter.ku.edu.
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