Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. is descended from two of the most important names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. He is also the president of the public charity, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, which uses education in schools across the U.S. to address and prevent contemporary forms of slavery or human trafficking. Morris strongly believes, as did Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, that education is the pathway to freedom.
Dr. Grace Xia Zhao, an award-winning solo and chamber music artist, will perform a solo piano recital featuring dynamic repertoire such as Chopin’s “Piano Sonata No. 2” and great American piano works.
The Robert and Mary Neher Global Sustainability Lecture encompasses environmental, economic, and social concerns. It aims to spark discussions across campus and encourage action through presentations and interactive demonstrations. The speaker and activities will be determined.