MLK & Civil Rights in Milwaukee

Be inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the civil rights movement at a pair of January events at Marquette University. Both events are free and open to all, but RSVP is requested.

RSVP FOR THESE EVENTS

1/24: Community Discussion: Civil Rights in Milwaukee Since the Time of Dr. King

Hear from multiple generations of Milwaukee civil rights activists about how Dr. King's life and work have impacted our city from the 1960s to today. Panelists include: 

Sharlen Moore, Urban Underground
David Muhammad, Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention
Fred Read, NAACP Commando
Fred Royal, Milwaukee NAACP

The discussion will offer a unique opportunity to reflect on and talk about our perceptions and realities of racial justice and where we're headed as a community. RSVP now >>

Event Details

  • DATE: January 24, 2018
  • TIME: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Marquette University Raynor Memorial LIbraries, Beaumier Suites (Raynor Lower Level), 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

1/25: MLK Lecture with Dr. Clayborne Carson

Dr. Clayborne Carson

The foremost historian of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Clayborne Carson will join us for a lecture on Dr. King's life and its impact on today's communities. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear from a scholar and activist closely associated with Dr. King's life and legacy—plan to attend. RSVP Now >>

Event Details

  • DATE: January 24, 2018
  • TIME: 12:00-1:15 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Marquette University Law School, Lubar Center, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee

About Dr. Carson

The study of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the movements King inspired have been a lifelong focus for Dr. Clayborne Carson. During his undergraduate years at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Carson was a participant in and observer of African-American political movements. Since receiving his doctorate from UCLA in 1975, he has taught at Stanford University. He currently serves as Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History and Ronnie Lott Founding Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. View Dr. Carson's full bio.

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Event Sponsors

The events above are sponsored by Marquette's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion; Raynor Memorial Libraries; the Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach (CURTO); and the Center for Peacemaking.

 


 

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