Award-winning scholar James H. Cone will return to Kansas University next month to speak on "Martin and Malcolm and America." Cone, a professor of systematic theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will give the annual religious studies lecture at 8 p.m. April 15 in the Kansas Room, Kansas Union.
Cone has written or edited 10 books, including "God of the Oppressed" (1975), "Black Theology: A Documentary History" (two volumes, 1979 and 1993), and "Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare" (1991). He has also published more than 100 articles.
The annual Department of Religious Studies awards banquet will precede the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center Fellowship Hall, 1631 Crescent Rd. Cost is $12 per person for dinner; reservations are required by April 9.
Cone also will be the guest speaker at a class on "Human Conflict and Peace." The class meets at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, in 206 Smith Hall. This class session is open to the public.
For more information on the event, contact Karen Hummel at 864-4663.