Winner of an Emmy for his portrayal of Fiddler in Roots, an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in An Officer and a Gentleman, and a Golden Globe Award for his role in The Josephine Baker Story, Lou Gossett, Jr. is also an activist, producer, and director. He is an alumnus of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and has supported and worked with the organization for many years. A national spokesperson for CARE, Gossett worked throughout the mid-1990s to raise social awareness and help end hunger and poverty among children. He also is founder of the Eracism Foundation which focuses on eradicating racism and social ignorance while promoting tolerance and cultural awareness with children.
19th Annual Keeper of the Dream Celebration
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
Monday, January 17, 2011
11:30 a.m.--Scholarship Awards Presentation
followed by Keynote Address by Lou Gossett, Jr.
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
Full-Text Articles about Lou Gossett:*
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For more information on the Keeper of the Dream presentation, visit www.oakland.edu/kod.
For more information on the African American Celebration 2011, visit www.oakland.edu/aacm.
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