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.