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Award Winning Lecturer Jason Nichols Scheduled to Appear at Thomas Balch Library

Post Date:02/17/2020 3:14 PM
307146_10100540434826128_1240484490_nLeesburg, VA (February 17, 2020) – In celebration of Black History Month, the Thomas Balch Library will host Jason Nichols, an award winning full-time lecturer, in the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), on Sunday, February 23, 2020. 

Nichols will lead a discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Vietnam War along with the intersection of domestic civil rights and international peace.

The free event begins at 2 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the Thomas Balch Library. For more information, call 703-737-7195. 

Nichols was the longtime editor-in-chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, the first peer-reviewed journal of Hip-hop Studies. He co-edited La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip-Hop Latinidades. In 2018, the Office of Multicultural Student Education gave Nichols the Academic Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty and the Student Success Leadership Council awarded him the M. Lucia James Impact Award. In 2015, Nichols was given the Faculty Advisor of the Year Award by the UMCP NAACP. Nichols, a progressive political and social analyst, has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Independent Journal Review, The Baltimore Afro, and The Baltimore Sun and currently cohosts "The Fifth Element" talk radio show on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC.

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781
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