In celebration of Black History Month, Cameron University welcomes noted author Hannibal Johnson on Friday, February 5 for a free presentation on understanding and appreciating diversity. The presentation begins at 2 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center, with a reception and book signing to follow.
Hannibal Johnson, a graduate of Harvard Law School, is an attorney, author and independent consultant. His books include "Black Wall Street-From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District," "Up From the Ashes-A Story About Community," "Acres of Aspiration-The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma," "Mama Used To Say-Wit & Wisdom From The Heart & Soul," and "No Place Like Home-A Story About an All-Black, All-American Town." He has also penned articles for the "Encyclopedia of African American History."
In addition to receiving the 2005 Ralph Ellison Literary Award from the Black Liberated Arts Center, Johnson has been honored numerous times for his community service. His honors include the Keeping The Dream Alive Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society; the Outstanding Service to the Public Award from the Oklahoma Bar Association; the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership; and the 2006 Oklahoma Human Rights Award from the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission.
This event is presented by the Cameron University Library and the CU Office of Student Development and was funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
January 21, 2010