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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee’s Black Cultural Programming Committee will host author and activist Sister Souljah at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the University Center Auditorium on UT’s campus. The lecture presentation is entitled “The Role of African American Students on University Campuses.”

Sister Souljah is a well-known author, activist and lyricist. She has been a political commentator on New York City radio station KISS-FM and made her acting debut in the sitcom “A Different World.”

As a hip-hop artist, Souljah’s CD entitled “360 Degrees of Power,” sparked international debate over issues of race, culture, sexism and politics. Her two books, “The Coldest Winter Ever” and “No Disrespect,” are national best sellers, and plans are currently underway to film a movie version of “The Coldest Winter Ever.”

This event is free and open to the public, and doors will open at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Demetrius Richmond at 974-6861 or

Demetrius Richmond, 974-6861
Beth Gladden, media relations, 974-9008 or