The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce its rescheduled Fifth Biennial Lecture featuring prominent actor, singer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte. Belafonte’s lecture, titled “Where We Are Headed” and sponsored by Comerica Bank
7 p.m. in Wayne State University's Community Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.
“The Keith Biennial Lecture has quickly become one of the most significant and anticipated civil rights events in the Detroit community,” said Peter Hammer, Wayne Law professor and director of the Keith Center. “We are excited to have Mr. Harry Belafonte make this important address. This event will serve as an appropriate kickoff to our fall events and festivities, which will culminate at our Oct. 19 Grand Opening Ceremony for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.”
"I am very proud that Comerica has the opportunity to partner in furthering Judge Keith's living legacy," said Caroline Chambers, national director of Comerica charitable giving programs. "We are especially excited to fund the Keith Center Biennial Lecture Series and to welcome Harry Belafonte to Detroit. Mr. Belafonte is an American icon and an important voice in our civil rights history. We look forward to hosting students at the lecture who, I hope, will be inspired and motivated by his example."