The 2016 speaker was LeVar Burton. Mr. Burton starred as Kunta Kinte is the American epic "Roots," as well as Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He was also the host on the beloved children's television series, "Reading Rainbow," which has returned because of the incredible success of a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $5.5 million. Mr. Burton discussed the importance of literacy and his career.
Begun in 2003, ULM's Lyceum Series promoted intellectual exchange among ULM students, faculty, staff and the community. Since that time, authors, political pundits, journalists, captains of industry, movie and TV celebrities, as well as other notable personalities have participated in ULM's Lyceum Series.
Previous speakers at the Lyceum Series include:
George Takei slide show photo courtesy Victoria Will