Professor Harry J. Elam, Jr., Stanford University, will be the Keynote Speaker for the El Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies "Struggling with Racial Legacies: Adrienne Kennedy and the Power of African American Theatre." The keynote address is on Monday, October 4, 2010 4:45-5:45 p.m. at Macalester College, 1600 W Grand Ave. St Paul, Minnesota in the Chapel. A reception with heavy hors d'oeuvre s will follow the talk in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life in the basement.
The lectureship was established by Dr. Stanley M. Berry '75, Bertram M. Days '74 and Ava B. Days to honor Professor Mahmoud El-Kati's career as a lecturer, writer and commentator on the African American experience. From 1970 to 2003, Professor El-Kati taught many generations of Macalester students in courses such as The Black Experience Since World War II, and Sports and the African American Community.