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St. Mary’s College Black Student Union Announces MK Asante as 2020 Barber Walker Lecturer, Lecture to be held Thursday, February 13, 2020

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Black Student Union announces MK Asante as the third Annual Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture guest speaker. Asante’s lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the College’s campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Asante is a best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, recording artist, and distinguished professor who the Los Angeles Times calls “One of America’s best storytellers.” He is the author of “Buck: A Memoir,” praised by Maya Angelou as “A story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style.” The book is a multi-year Washington Post bestseller and the recipient of numerous literary awards. “Buck” is currently being adapted into a major motion picture. Asante studied at the University of London, earned a bachelor of arts from Lafayette College, and an M.F.A. from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He is the host and co-executive producer of “While Black,” a Snap original docu-series produced by NBCUniversal, Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts, and Main Event Media. Asante has been featured on CNN, NPR, “The Breakfast Club,” VH1, and MTV. His essays have been […]

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