HYDE PARK — Actor and activist Danny Glover will be on campus Sunday to talk about race and politics at the University of Chicago.
Glover, who has starred in movies like “The Color Purple” and “Lethal Weapon,” will be the featured speaker at the annual lecture hosted by the university’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.
The event at 3:30 p.m. at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project, a 1964 civil rights campaign that took college students from northern states to Mississippi and the South to support African Americans’ right to vote.
“Mr. Glover became an activist as a college student and his sustained commitment to social justice activism makes him the ideal person to discuss the legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement and the challenges ahead for this generation of activists, artists and intellectuals,” said Tracye Matthews, associate director of the center, in a prepared statement.
The event is free and open to the public and will also be broadcast on live on CAN-TV Channel 27 and streamed live at cantv.org/watch/.