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CBU Hosts Alumni Panel on Race Relations and Identity 50 Years After Dr. King's Death

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination at a special event on campus on April 5, 2018. “Race Relations and Identity: Reflections from CBU Alumni” will feature a panel of African American alumni responding to the question "Where Are We Now?" — fifty years after Dr. King’s death. The Black Student Association and the CBU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP are sponsoring the free event that is open to the public.

Alumni who graduated between 1968 and 1978, in the decade after the assassination, will be honored as special guests for this event and recognized for the foundation they established for successive generations of fellow African American alumni.

Alumna Altha Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will serve as the panel moderator. Stewart, who will take office in May as the first African American president of the American Psychiatric Association, was one of the first female students to attend CBU in 1970 when, after 99 years, it became co-ed.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, located in Buckman Hall on the CBU campus. A reception will follow in the Montesi Executive Center, also located in Buckman Hall. Registration is not required but is requested at

For more information, contact Karen Barnett via email at or by phone at (901) 321- 3536.

Posted by Cory Dugan at 8:10 PM