11. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, in collaboration with the Wits African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS), and the UJ Library held a documentary screening and discussion on “Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: 50 Years Later”. Written and directed by Thomas Friedman, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective” offers a one-of-a-kind examination of Dr. King’s extraordinary life. Using rare and largely unseen footage and photographs, Friedman explores how Dr. King’s ideas, beliefs and methods evolved in the face of the rapidly changing climate of the Civil Rights Movement. The event was attended by 54 guests.

Speakers: Professor Adekeye Adebajo, Director, Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg.

Professor Gilbert Khadiagala, Director, African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS), Wits University.

Event Type

Venue

Chinua Achebe Auditorium (6th Floor), Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Library, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Date

Friday, 22 June 2018

Time

13:30 – 16:30