Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream Deferred to a Nightmare

15 Jan 2021 3:58 PM | Anonymous member

Join us online on Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 PM for a presentation on MLK.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most prolific and honorable leaders for all time. He is also one of the most complex.

In August 1963, Dr. King was at the height of his popularity with his fight to end racial discrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement. His “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the most celebrated orations in American history. However, Dr. King himself evolved as a leader. His relationships with J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, the militant Black Power movement, his commitment to fighting the war on poverty and his stance on the Vietnam War all pose the question: did Dr. King’s dream result in a nightmare?

Ryan M. Jones, historian and Museum Educator at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN – the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., will be presenting on the life of MLK and the civil rights movement.

We will be hosting this free event on both Zoom and Facebook Live and encourage participants to take part in our Q&A at the end of Jones’ presentation.

More information - www.firstamendmentmuseum.org/ryan

Facebook: www.facebook.com/firstamendmentmuseum


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