When Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. spoke Tuesday evening (Feb. 25th) at the University Center Theatre at the University of Memphis, he spoke from the topic, "The Education Before the Education."
Co-sponsored by the Student Event Allocation, Gossett's address covered such topics as progress and issues concerning race. He provided the audience with insight and wisdom, a characteristic of someone who's learned from his experiences.
And Gossett has quite a bit of experience under his belt. For example, in 1953, when he was 16 years old, he landed his first major role in the Broadway play "Take A Giant Step." He beat out 400 other aspiring actors, which launched his career.
- Written by Brittney Gathen/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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