Slavery To Freedom: An American Odyssey

Date: February 11, 2016 - December 25, 2015
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Edwin Black

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose work explores issues related to such topics as human rights, genocide and hate, corporate corruption and historical investigation.

February 11, 2016, 5 p.m. Big Ten Room BC, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Cornel West

Thought-provoking speaker, social commentator and academic who has written more than 20 books, he’s best known for his classics Race Matters and Democracy Matters. Professor West’s work examines the crossroads of race, gender and class in American society.

February 18, 2016, 5 p.m. Big Ten Room BC, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Ernest Green

As one of the Little Rock Nine, he and eight classmates were the fi rst to integrate Little Rock Arkansas’s Central High School in 1954, for which they later received the Congressional Gold Medal from President Clinton. He went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at MSU and has held a career in both the public and private sectors, working to address inequities in labor and education.

February 25, 2016, 5 p.m. Auditorium, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center


History of the Lecture Series : William G. Anderson, D.O., was a founder of the Albany Movement, a seminal struggle for civil rights in Georgia in the 1960s, and the first African American to have been elected national president of the American Osteopathic Association.

Friend and faculty member of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine throughout its history, he has been essential in developing and sustaining the “Slavery to Freedom” lecture series. To honor his singular achievements as an activist, a physician and cornerstone of this program, we are proud to name it in his honor: the “Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom.”