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Buechner Institute Lecture by Leonard Pitts

November 05, 2012

One of the more pressing concerns of our time is the relationship between faith and culture. The Buechner Institute at King was founded in 2008 to address this vital issue while also paying tribute to the American writer and Presbyterian minister, Frederick Buechner. Leonard Pitts has been a columnist for the Miami Herald since 1991. He won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004 and is the author of Before I Forgot, a novel, and Forward From This Moment, a collection of his columns, was released in 2009. Pitts wrote for all-news radio stations KFWB and KNX in Los Angeles and was the co-creator and editor of Radioscope, a black entertainment radio newsmagazine. His special radio events include: Blond Ambition: The Madonna Story, King: From Atlanta to the Mountaintop, Who We Are: The Life and Times of Black America, Roots, Rock & Rhythm, and Young Black Men: A Lost Generation? His 2008 series, I Am a Man, commemorated the 40th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King's assassination. Leonard Pitts will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library on November 12 at 7pm.