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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

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Dr. Ricky Jones
Professor and Chair, Department of Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville


Dr. Ricky L. Jones is Professor and Chair of the University of Louisville’s Department of Pan-African Studies. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Jones was educated at the U.S. Naval Academy, Morehouse College, and the University of Kentucky. He was only the second African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and specialized in Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics. His books include: two editions of “Black Haze: Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities and What’s Wrong with Obamamania?: Black America, Black Leadership, and the Death of Political Imagination. He has also written scores of scholarly and magazine articles, book chapters, and opinion columns.


Jones is the host of the award-winning “Ricky Jones Show” on 93.1 The Beat FM Louisville from iHeart Media. He is a contributing columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also periodically writes for Louisville’s most popular alternative weekly, the Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO). His LEO column, Keeping Up with The Jones, is a multiple time winner of the Best Minority Reporting award from the Louisville Society of Professional Journalists. Jones has been named one of Louisville’s 25 Young Future Leaders by Louisville Magazine and was also recognized as one of DIVERSE Issues in Higher Education’s “25 to Watch in Academia” and is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.


A reception will follow the lecture

Paid parking will be available in the Ximenes Avenue Garage

MLK Lecture Series

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Main Campus

University Center, Retama Auditorium 2.02.02


Wednesday, January 24, 2018


FREE and open to the public


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