Former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, the "Clown Prince of Basketball" who became a civil rights activist and author, will speak at Fairfield University Monday evening, Feb. 13.

Lemon is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center as part of the university's Open Visions program. Tickets are $45.

After his talk, "Globetrotting into Civil Rights," he will be joined for a panel discussion by Fairfield Stags men's basketball coach Sydney Johnson; Yohuru Williams, director of the university's Black Studies Program; and Philip Eliasoph, professor of art history.

A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Lemon played 22 seasons for the Globetrotters and estimates he traveled more than 4 million miles and visited 100 countries with the team, according to a university news release. He became an ordained minister in 1986.

Following the panel discussion, he will sign copies of his book, "Trust Your Next Shot: A Guide to a Life of Joy."

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office by calling 203-254-4010 by visiting: