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Expert to Analyze Dr. King, Malcolm X and Racism During Black History Month

February 1, 2001

February 1, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - William H. Wiggins, Jr., professor of Afro-American studies and folklore at Indiana University and acting chair of IU's Department of Afro-American Studies, will speak at DePauw University on Wednesday, Feb.14. The event, sponsored by DePauw's department of Black Studies, is part of the university's observance of black history month. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Watson Forum of the Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.

Dr. Wiggins will deliver a speech entitled, “The Word and the Movement: A Comparative Look at the Preaching Styles of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X and the Impact of their Oratorical Styles on American Racism. "Wiggins has authored the books Joe Louis: American Folk Hero and O Freedom!: Afro-American Emancipation Celebrations. His fields of expertise include sports history and the Black Church.  A reception will follow the speech. The event is free and open to the public.

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