Charlayne Hunter-Gault

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

The Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University welcomes Charlayne Hunter-Gault as the keynote speaker for the 45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation. With more than 40 years in the journalism industry, Charlayne Hunter-Gault has worked with all forms of media, including stints at NPR, PBS, CNN and The New York Times. Over the years, Hunter-Gault has received numerous awards and citations including two Emmy Awards and three Peabody Awards. In August 2005, she was inducted in the National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame and holds some three dozen honorary degrees. She is on the board of the Carter Center, the Peabody Awards, and the Committee to Protect Journalists and is co-chair of the African Media Initiative, a project aimed at promoting the highest ethical standards and business practices as well as quality journalism on the African continent. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convacation

January 17 10 a.m.

Rose E. McCoy Auditorium