January 29, 2003 Broadcaster Kojo Nnamdi To Deliver African American History Month Keynote Address
Contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022, [email protected]
Kojo Nnamdi, host of the public affairs radio program "The Kojo Nnamdi Show," will deliver the keynote address for the Library's 2003 observance of African American History Month at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the Library's James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., in Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the public. This year's national theme is "The Souls of Black Folk: Reflections-Past, Present, and Future."
A native of Guyana, Nnamdi immigrated to the United States in 1968. He attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Federal City College in Washington, D.C. Nnamdi began his broadcast career in 1973 at WHUR-FM radio in Washington, where he served as news editor and news director for more than a decade. Along with his team at WHUR, he produced an award-winning local news program, "The Daily Drum." Since 1985, Nnamdi has been the host of "Evening Exchange," a public affairs program broadcast by WHUT-TV at Howard University. In 1998, Nnamdi became host of "Public Interest," which is produced by WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington. The program was recently renamed "The Kojo Nnamdi Show." In 1999, the show won a Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television Inc. for its programming on women's issues. In 1993, Nnamdi received the Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.