Spike Lee Will Visit University of Memphis for Black History Month Event

February 17, 2016- Film director-producer-actor-writer Spike Lee will visit the University of Memphis to speak at a Black History Month event Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.

His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. Lee made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It in 1983. He is known for such films as the recently released Chi-Raq, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, 25th Hour, The Original Kings of Comedy and When the Levees Broke, a two-part documentary about Hurricane Katrina. He has acted in a number of his own films.

Lee's movies examine race relations, the role of media in contemporary life, crime, poverty and other political issues.

The event is free and open to the public.

Eric A. Bailey II