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Article TitleLecturer to appear for Black History Month
SourceThe Manitou Messenger (1916-2014),  No. 12,  Vol.092, February  22, 1979, page(s): 3
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Lecturer to appear for Black History Month

William Nelson, Ohio State University political scientist, and Raymond Jackson, pianist, will appear at St. Olaf College Friday, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 27, respectively, as part of the College's observance of Black History Month.

Dr. Nelson will speak at 8:15 p.m. in Room 233 of Christianson Hall of Music on the topic "Black Equality: A Dream Deferred." Dr. Jackson will offer a piano workshop at 3 p.m. in Urness Recital Hall and then perform a public concert in the recital hall at 8:15 p.m. Receptions will follow both the lecture and the recital.

Dr. Nelson is chairman of the black studies department and professor of political science at Ohio State, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1969. He taught previously at Southern University, Baton Rouge, La.

Nelson was graduated from Arkansas A.M. & N. College and received Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Atlanta University and the University of Illinois, respectively.

He co-authored a book, Electing Black Mayors: Political Action in the Black Community, and has written numerous articles for academic and professional journals.

Raymond Jackson has been described by The New York Times as "A performer of quality . . . solid merit and genuine musicality." The Washington Post calls him "uncommonly gifted," and the Providence Journal notes that "Mr. Jackson is a mature artist . . . Authority, brilliance and genuine fire were perfectly combined with sensitivity and lyricism."

An associate professor of music at Howard University, Dr. Jackson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Julliard School of Music in New York City and has concertized extensively in the United States, Europe and South America.

His St. Olaf recital will consist of classic, blues, and folk music for piano by black composers. Composers represented will include Chevalier de St. Georges, Ulysses Kay, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Howard Swanson, Noel Da Costa, Hall Johnson, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, John Work, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.

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