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Famed author and journalist to speak at UNI

January 11, 2012

Michael Blackwell, director, Center for Multicultural Education, 319-273-2250,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host author and journalist Ellis Cose at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, at the CME as part of UNI's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities.

Cose will discuss his book "The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage," and how it relates to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings and his fight for equality.

Cose has been a longtime columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, and is the former chairman of the editorial board of the New York Daily News. He began his journalism career as a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and has been a contributor and press critic for Time magazine, president and chief executive officer of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, and chief writer on management and workplace issues for USA Today.

For more information, contact Michael Blackwell, director of UNI's Center for Multicultural Education, at 319-273-2250 or