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Yolanda King to Speak at Frostburg State University
02/14/2003

Yolanda King, the eldest child of the late Martin Luther King, will speak on "Multiculturalism: The Next Frontier" at Frostburg State University on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall.

A rousing speaker and accomplished actress, King has committed her talents to affecting social and personal change. Among her many stage and movie roles were those of Rosa Parks in the NBC-TV movie, "King," and Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, in the film "Death of a Prophet." She taught theatre as a visiting professor at Fordham University in 1995 - 1996.

King serves on the board of directors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. and is the founding director of the King Center's Cultural Affairs Program.

She is a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Habitat for Humanity and the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. She has been named to Outstanding Young Women of America.

King currently maintains an active speaking and performing schedule throughout the United States and Europe. She also works on theater and film production projects from her home in Los Angeles, Calif.

King's appearance is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to reserve a seat. For ticket reservations and information, call the FSU Diversity Center at (301) 687-4050.

The Black Students Alliance and the FSU Diversity Center are sponsors of this event.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu