January 2014 -- Join author William P. Jones and Marquette faculty Tuesday, January 21 to honor and reflect on the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. All are welcome. More details about the MLK lecture series can be found on the Libraries' guide.
A DREAM DEFERRED: THE LEGACY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
What has come of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams for America?
Marquette faculty Dr. Heather Hathaway (English), Dr. Andrew Kahrl (History), the Reverend Dr. Bryan Massingale (Theology), and Dr. Grant Silva (Philosophy) join with moderator Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, to discuss America's response after the events and rhetoric at the March on Washington.
Consider this history and what you can do to contribute to King's mission for equality.
6 PM | Lecture by Dr. William P. Jones
THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Dr. William P. Jones will go beyond Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech to discuss the lesser known history of the March on Washington and the movement that it inspired. Jones is a historian of the 20th Century United States and author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights. He is also a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The lecture and panel discussion are hosted by the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. William Welburn and the Raynor Memorial Libraries. Both events are being held in the Beaumier Suites, lower level of Raynor Library. RSVP to Emily Laws by Thursday, January 16, firstname.lastname@example.org.