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Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series

Mott Community College

The Ballenger Lecture Series was created to enhance educational opportunities for the students of MCC as well as create a public discussion of the issues facing the greater Flint community. The Ballenger Trust has provided funds for the Lectures since 1955 and the Ruth Mott Foundation along with other community partners have provided financial support over the years for well-known speakers. The 2022 speaker is expected to be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of "The 1619 Project."