U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a native Detroiter, is returning to his roots to discuss diversity in America.

Some conservative wags criticized Ellison, who became the first African-American Muslim elected to Congress in November, for doing his ceremonial swearing in using a Quran (and not a Bible).

Ellison, a Democrat who represents Minneapolis, will be honored as he joins civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson for the Detroit Association of Black Organizations’ 28th Annual State of the Race Address and Dinner on Feb. 18.

Jackson, chief executive of Rainbow Push, will be the keynote speaker. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Second Ebenezer Banquet Facility, 2760 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. For tickets, call 313-491-0003.


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