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Journalist Roland Martin to present 'Black Man's View' at Canisius

Veteran journalist Roland S. Martin will be the speaker Tuesday night when Canisius College commemorates the 50th anniversary of its Afro-American Society.

Martin's address, "Speak! Brother: A Black Man's View of America," will begin at 8 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Martin, who spent six years as a CNN political contributor, was the National Association of Black Journalists' 2013 "Journalist of the Year." He won a 2009 Peabody Award for his coverage of the 2008 presidential election, and is a two-time winner of the NAACP's Image Award.

The Afro-American Society was founded by students in 1968 to increase diversity at Canisius and the number of courses of interest to African-Americans. It brings in speakers and coordinates cultural events for such occasions as Black History Month, while working to foster open discussions about race.

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