Lansing Community College

The formal dedication of a unique, exclusively commissioned for LCC, oil portrait of Malcolm X - one of the most prominent and influential African-Americans in history. Before he was Malcolm X, he was a kid named Malcolm Little growing up in the Lansing area from 1928-1940. Using his own personal struggles and experiences, he grew up to be one of the most momentous civil rights leaders in American history. Coining the phrase "Black is Beautiful", laying the groundwork for the Black Power movement and fighting for equality, Malcolm X is an African-American icon and the epitome of black power, heritage and pride.

The artist, Joshua Adam Risner, is currently the Michigan State Capital Artist in Residence and has won numerous awards for his oil paintings and drawings. The painting is oil on canvas and will be located on the second floor of the Gannon Building adjacent to the StarZone.

Guests will hear remarks from LCC President Brent Knight and State Representative Sarah Anthony and enjoy refreshments, live music and dance performances.

Location: Gannon Conference Center, Michigan Room | 422 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933 | Get Directions
Date: February 28
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Parking is available in the Gannon Ramp located at 600 N Grand Ave or at meters surrounding the Gannon Building.

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