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Burton makes trek to Wellesley College for Black History Month

Posted February 4, 2008 08:21 AM



Actor LeVar Burton, who starred in "Roots," the groundbreaking miniseries about the African-American experience in America, will speak at Wellesley College this month as part of the school's celebration of Black History Month.

Burton, who is sometimes better known for his role as Geordi in the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation," will give a talk entitled "The Making of Roots" during his visit Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Collins Cinema on campus.

The month-long celebration will also include lectures by former Black Panthers Party leader Elaine Brown on Wednesday, Feb, 13, also at Collins Cinema.

-- Lisa Keen

2 comments so far...
  1. I really like that film!!
    It teaches Afikcans how our history looked like.

    Posted by Abena Konadu Osei November 27, 08 04:43 AM
  1. When is Dr Tony Martin a former Wellesley Black History professor going to be allowed to speak?

    Posted by don duck January 12, 09 05:17 PM
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