Bob Zellner

Bob Zellner

Civil Rights Scholar to Speak at Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner

December 9, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Civil Rights scholar and author Bob Zellner will be the keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University and the United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington and Normal, the event will be held in the Young Main Lounge of the Memorial Center (104 University St., Bloomington).

Fellowship Dinner tickets, which are on sale until January 19, will cost $13.50 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Illinois Wesleyan Bookstore in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher, St., Bloomington), at phone number (309) 556-3059 or by calling Carl Teichman, director of government and community relations at (309) 556-3429 or the Rev. James Sims at (309) 828-4602.

Zellner, former field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), is the author of The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement.

For additional information about the Fellowship Dinner, contact Teichman or Sims.

Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181