Murray State University will welcome Spike Lee to Lovett Auditorium on February 4th at 7:30 p.m. Spike Lee is a writer, director, actor, producer and author who revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema. His speech series, “An Evening With Spike Lee: America Through My Lens,” focuses on Hollywood stereotypes and social and political agendas.
His work in movies includes Malcolm X, 25th Hour, Miracle at St. Anna, and Inside Man. He and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, have written several children’s books entitled Please, Puppy, Please, and Please, Baby, Please. His work and influences are shown in the Book Displays at Waterfield Library.
Waterfield Library is also celebrating Black History Month by showcasing influential African American authors and literature. The displayed work includes I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, And The Awakening Of A Nation by Gene Roberts, Beloved by Toni Morrison, and Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.
For more information regarding the books and media in the display cases, ask a Librarian at the Info Desk!