Author, activist visits CSUS
Kozol - the author and educator who first came into the public spotlight
when he was fired for reading a Langston Hughes poem to his students
in the 1960s - talks at California State University, Sacramento
at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. The event is in the University
Union Ballroom and tickets are $10 for general admission and $5
for CSUS students.
Kozol received the National Book Award in 1968 for his novel based
on his teaching experiences called Death At an Early Age. Now considered
a classic of progressive education, his novel has sold more than
two million copies around the world.
He has recently authored a number of other works that deal with
the dispossessed of American society, particularly children living
in poverty. He is also widely recognized for his research on school
finance, racial segregation, homelessness and social and medical
conflicts of the poor. The Chicago Sun Times called Kozol, "today's
most eloquent spokesman for America's disenfranchised."
Tickets for the event are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at
(916) 278-4323 or at Tickets.com (916) 766-2277. Additional media
assistance is available at the CSUS public affairs office at (916)