Political strategist Donna Brazile will give the keynote address during the Charles Frye Memorial Lecture at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). The lecture, hosted by SUNO’s Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) will be in the new Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Auditorium, 6400 Press Drive.
The topic of her address, which is free and open to the public, is “Can the Democratic Party Continue to Usher African Americans into the American Mainstream?”
In addition to being a political strategist, Brazile is an author, campaign manager, adjunct professor, political analyst and former interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee. Born in New Orleans, she was the first African American women to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology from Louisiana State University in 1981, and was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Author of the best-selling memoir “Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics,” Ms. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She also provides political commentary for CNN and ABC.
The Charles Frye Memorial Lecture, co-sponsored by the Amistad Research Center and the SUNO School of Social Work, is the first of many events scheduled at SUNO during African American History Month. Go to www.suno.edu for details.