Martin Luther King, Jr. in Berlin
Friday, January 31, 2014, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall, 305
172 Meeting Street
This conversation reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s significant but under examined 1964 visit to West and East Berlin. King managed to cross into East Berlin without a passport and spoke to immense crowds on both sides of the Berlin wall. He spoke urgently about segregation in the US, the Berlin wall, divided societies world wide and the importance of emphasizing a "common humanity."
Discussion led by:
Taylor Branch, Author of "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement"
Tricia Rose, Director, Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
Michael Steinberg, Director, Cogut Center for the Humanities
Andre Willis, Visiting Professor, Religious Studies
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Cogut Center for the Humanities.
Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.