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The UAB Lecture Series Committee is composed of students and faculty members that come together and invites producers, authors, community activists and other notable figures to discuss topics centered around current events, leadership, social responsibility and history. Ralph Nader, Jocelyn Elder, Maya Angelou, Max Brooks and Sapphire are some examples of people who have stepped on to UAB’s campus through an invitation by the Lecture Series.

An Evening with Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. SmithBlack History Month Lecture
Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Hall
February 26, 2014 | 7 p.m.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Stephen A. is the co-host of ESPN's popular show, First Take. He also co-hosts The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruoco Show on ESPN Radio in New York.

Stephen A. was born in the British Virgin Islands and raised in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens, NY. He attended Winston-Salem State University and played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines.

Smith built the foundation of his career as a journalist for the New York Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer. In March 2003, he was promoted to General Sports Columnist by the Inquirer, becoming one of only 21 African-Americans in the country to hold the respected title at that time.

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Lecture presented by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success, UAB Student Life, and UAB Lecture Series.

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