Cornel West will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the 10th Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

West — who cohosts the “Smiley & West” public radio show and is the author of “Race Matters, Democracy Matters” and his memoir “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud” — is professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Steven Lemongello

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.