Lecture Series in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King
Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 1:06pm
Noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will host three ground-breaking presentations on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contemporaries at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.
The "Courage to Make a Difference" Lecture Series will be held on Wednesdays, January 11 to 25 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. King promoted nonviolent means to achieve civil-rights reform and was awarded awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
King was one of the world’s best known advocates for nonviolent social change. He encouraged and led others in the fight against human inequality and for the civil rights of all people. On April 4, 1968, King was shot by James Earl Ray while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His birthday is a federal holiday and is celebrated the third Monday in January.
The Martin Luther King Memorial is located on the on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
January 11, 2012
"Facing the Rising Sun: Dr. King and Africa"
January 18, 2012
"Blueprint for Justice: The Global Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
January 25, 2012
"Quest for Equity: Dr. King, His Colleagues and the Continuing Struggle"