- Austin Raper ’13
- Hometown: Uniontown, Ohio
- Major: Biochemistry
I chose to attend Mount Union because I believed, and still do, that Mount Union would go the furthest in helping me achieve my goals.
Saul Williams (BHM), 2007
Saul Williams helped the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Mount Union kick off its Black History Month Celebrations with his slamming poetry! Held in the Dewald Chapel, it had record attendance. The largest turnout in Mount's history. Saul's performance was beyond phenomenal!
Lecture Series 2006-2007
Black History Month -Keynote Address February 6, 2007Saul Williams
Spoken Word Artist
Saul Williams' love of language, which is rooted in his love of hip-hop, has come full circle as he now takes his lyricism back to its musical roots. His groundbreaking work as a writer and actor in the critically acclaimed film Slam placed him as a figurehead of the spoken word/slam poetry movement. To thousands of youth across America, he has redefined poetry as an accessible, living art form. He is the author of three collections of poetry, - said the shotgun to the head, She and The Seventh Octave. His poetry has been added into the curriculum at a number of universities and high schools across the country where he has been asked to recite his work, lecture, and/or teach workshops.
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