Author, Radio and Television Host
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public - Online registration is required.
Cited by Time magazine as one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People,” Tavis Smiley currently hosts talk shows on PBS and Public Radio International. He is the author of 18 books, including most recently My Journey with Maya, which details his 28-year friendship with the poet and author Maya Angelou. His memoir, What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, became a New York Times bestseller, and the book he edited, Covenant with Black America, was the first nonfiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The nonprofit Tavis Smiley Foundation works to alleviate endemic poverty in America.
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