BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bestselling novelist and social
commentator Walter Mosley will present the keynote address at the
University at Buffalo’s 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Commemoration Event at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Center
for the Arts Mainstage Theatre on the North Campus.
In his work, Mosley has explored the black experience in America
over the past seven decades, beginning with the migration of
African Americans from the Deep South to his native Los Angeles in
the post-World War II era.
The author of more than 35 novels, ranging from crime novels to
literary fiction, nonfiction, political essays, young adult books
and science fiction, in his work Mosley has created the kind of
fully formed, complex black characters that he says have been
absent from much of contemporary literature.
The program is being presented as part of UB’s 26th annual
Distinguished Speakers Series. Mosley is expected to begin speaking
at roughly 8:15 p.m. His topic will be “The Only Race Is the
During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as
still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his
Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting
Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or
firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than noon on Thursday, Feb. 28. Reserved tickets may be picked up
at the will-call window in the Center for the Arts prior to the
program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be
admitted to the program.