Keith Knight, cartoonist of The K Chronicles, The Knight Life and (th)ink, is spending a large portion of his November in Germany for a speaking tour to bring attention to police brutality in the United States.
Knight’s work frequently addresses the subject of race in the United States. After discovering that his comics were being used to teach German University students about the African American experience, Knight reached out to Dr. Daniel Stein at the University of Siegen, who invited Knight to speak at the school.
“I like to use Keith Knight's comics and cartoons in the classroom because they are both extremely funny and extremely witty, skillfully blending the satirical slant of the political cartoon with the humorous potential of comic strip storytelling,” Stein said. “Keith's work is as topical as it is historically astute in its critical reflections on the continuing presence of race in American culture. As such, it's a treasure trove for teachers and students alike.”
Knight will visit five different universities throughout Germany. The tour schedule is as follows:
• University of Siegen: Mon., Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
• University of Bremen: Tues., Nov. 18 at 4:15 p.m.
• University of Osnabrueck: Wed., Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
• University of Bochum: Thurs., Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.
• Free University of Berlin: Tues., Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.