Actress Viola Davis Helping Commemorate IU Bicentennial, Martin Luther King Day

Viola Davis
Viola Davis. Courtesy photo

Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and philanthropist Viola Davis will deliver a keynote lecture as part of a universitywide Day of Commemoration to recognize the Indiana University Bicentennial and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20, 2020.

Davis is the first black actor to win acting’s triple crown — Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards — and she has twice been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Davis’ lecture, at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, will be free and open to the public.

Free general admission tickets to Davis’ lecture are available on the IU Auditorium website. Tickets also may be obtained in person at the IU Auditorium box office. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

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