Renowned civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is the keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m., at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building atrium.

The event is a prelude to New Mexico's African American Day on Friday, Feb. 11, the official commemoration and recognition of the contributions African Americans have made to the state and nation.

Sharpton's speech at UNM, sponsored by African American Students Services, is open to news media.

For more information, read the event program.

For more information contact Scott Carreathers at (505) 934-3585.