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Cornel West participates in the "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association summer press tour on Friday, July 29, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. West will speak at Weber State University on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

OGDEN — Philosopher, political activist, social critic and author Cornel West will discuss “Civility in Modern Times” during an appearance at Weber State University on Friday, Jan. 12.

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West will speak on keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of love and justice alive at 7 p.m. at the Val A Browning Center. Tickets for the general public are $10-$25, or $6 for students.

West, professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard, has written 20 books, including "Race Matters” and “Democracy Matters." His most recent book, “Black Prophetic Fire,” looks at 19th and 20th century African-American leaders and their visionary legacies.

West is a frequent guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” CNN, C-Span and “Democracy Now!”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, log on to weber.edu.