New Lecture Series at Macalester College Honors Black Historian

A new lecture series has been established at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, to honor long-time faculty member Mahmoud El-Kati. Earlier this month U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison, an African American who is the first Muslim to ever be elected to the House of Representatives, was the first person brought to campus under the lectureship.

Mahmoud El-Kati taught history at Macalester College from 1970 to 2003. A graduate of Wilberforce University, the historically black educational institution in Ohio, El-Kati has had a long career as a lecturer and newspaper columnist.