Kershner to discuss life of Carl Maxey
As part of Black History Month, notes author, historian and journalist Jim Kershner will talk about the life of Carl Maxey on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in room 115 of LCSC's Sacajawea Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
In 2008, Kershner published a book called "Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life." His talk on Thursday will focus on Maxey (1924-1997), who was an African-American boxer from Spokane. He later became a defense attorney, a civil rights activist, and a leader in the anti-Vietnam War movement.
Kershner has worked as a humor-opinion columnist at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., since 1989. He also wrote stories for the newspaper as a theater critic, arts editor, entertainment writer, restaurant review writer, and history writer. He has won numerous regional and national journalism awards, including seven honors from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Sponsors of the event include the LCSC President's Office, the LCSC President's Commission on Diversity, Native American/Minority Student Services, and the Social Science Division.