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2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture

Event Details

Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and
Chief Diversity Officer
invites you to 

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture

Wednesday, January 24
5-6:15 p.m.
Rangos Ballroom
Second Floor, Cohon University Center

To help shape the conversation, pre-submit questions to Slido using the code #2024MLK.

Learn more about our keynote lecture

Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts is a multiple Emmy Award–winning journalist known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews. A 30-year news veteran, Pitts has traveled the world to cover some of the biggest news stories of our time. He joined ABC News in 2013 as anchor and Chief National Correspondent covering national news stories and features for Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline, This Week, 20/20, and ABCNews.com, and was named ABC News Nightline co-anchor in 2014. He applies his unique experiences, perspectives and decidedly optimistic outlook to his life and his work.

In 2002, Pitts was named the National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year. His memoir, Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges, chronicles his journey overcoming illiteracy and a stutter to become a journalist.

Register to attend

To join us, register by Monday, Jan. 22. You will have the opportunity to indicate the need for accessibility accommodations as you register. If you have any questions, please contact vp-dei@andrew.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Mellon University programs and events are open to all alumni, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status or genetic information.
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