Robert Weems’ first WSU business lecture set for Thursday

Wichita State’s new business history professor will deliver his inaugural lecture Thursday on the success of one of the nation’s biggest business tycoons.

Robert Weems, the new Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History, will deliver “The Making of an African-American Tycoon: Anthony Overton’s Business Activities, 1915-1925,” at 4 p.m. Thursday at 209 Hubbard Hall.

The lecture is free and open to the public.