Black History Month at VCU to feature award-winning cartoonist and many more thought-provoking events

Keith Knight.
Keith Knight, an award-winning cartoonist, will deliver the 18th annual Black History Month Lecture at VCU on Feb. 11.

Keith Knight, the award-winning cartoonist and creator of comic strips “The Knight Life,” “(th)ink” and “The K Chronicles,” will deliver the 18th annual Black History Month Lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Knight will present “Red, White, Black and Blue,” a cartoon slideshow that tackles racial illiteracy in America, on Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303. A public reception will follow the presentation.

Knight’s work can be seen in The Nib, The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is currently developing a show for Hulu based off his comic strips.

Knight’s lecture, which is sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund, is free and open to all. To register, visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2019-20/black-history-month-lecture-2020.html.

The annual Black History Month Lecture is just one of numerous events that will be held at VCU throughout February.

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