Best-selling author, Metcalfe Chair to speak at Raynor Memorial Libraries fundraiser April 29
MILWAUKEE — Tayari Jones, best-selling author of “An American Marriage” and the 2021 Marquette University Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Chair, will speak at a virtual fundraising event hosted by Marquette Raynor Memorial Libraries on Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m.
At the event, Jones will discuss “An American Marriage,” as well as her other novels. Tickets for the event are available online, with proceeds supporting the Raynor Library Digital Scholarship Lab.
The Metcalfe Chair is a non-residential visiting scholar of African American, Latinx or Native American heritage. In 1981, Marquette established this program to honor the legacy of Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., an alumnus who graduated from the College of Liberal Arts in 1936. After a distinguished Olympic career, which included gold and silver medals at the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games, Metcalfe served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon returning to his native Chicago, he held a series of political posts before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He died on Oct. 10, 1978; however, his legacy lives on at Marquette through this program.
Raynor Memorial Libraries’ digital scholarship services transform the way faculty and students create and share knowledge by helping them explore new digital tools and methodologies. The Digital Scholarship Lab space also gives students a dedicated environment for experimenting, collaborating, and creating in digital video, graphics, web publishing, and other media. Services available include consulting, equipment, software, studio space and large-format printing.