Posted: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:05pm
Joy Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and host of "AM Joy" and "The Reid Report," will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Community MLK Celebration in January. Reid is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide and is former managing editor of theGrio.com.
Reid's address is set for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Ticket reservations may be made starting Friday, December 8th at 10am from www.theparamount.net.
Join UVA Rector Frank M. "Rusty" Conner III '81, UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan and Dean Risa Goluboff in honoring Gregory Hayes Swanson, the first African-American student admitted to the University of Virginia. Swanson was a 26-year-old practicing lawyer from Danville when he filed a federal lawsuit to gain admission to UVA to pursue a master’s in law. After he won his lawsuit, he enrolled in 1950, setting a precedent for racial integration at the University.
UVA Law Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law, will help lead the commemoration, joined by members of Swanson's family and other special guests.