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April 24: Journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. Lecture

Syndicated columnist to deliver Department of Mass Media's 2018 Nadine B. Andreas Lecture.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 4-23-2018

Mankato, Minn. -- Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Mass Media at Minnesota State University, Mankato will host Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts Jr. as its 2018 Nadine B. Andreas speaker at 6 p.m. April 24 in Centennial Student Union's Ostrander Auditorium.

Pitts' presentation, "The United States of Amnesia: Forgetting African-American History," is free and open to the public.

According to a biography on his website, Pitts has been a columnist, a college professor, a radio producer and a lecturer in a 35-year career. He won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

The event is a part of “Media Day,” sponsored by the Department of Mass Media. The Nadine B. Andreas Endowment supports the College of Arts and Humanities by helping to bring guest artists and scholars to campus.

For additional information, please contact Amy Lauters, Minnesota State Mankato associate professor and chair of the Department of Mass Media, by phone at 507-389-5523 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato's Department of Mass Media is part of the University's College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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