The Making of the Dream: MLK, Detroit, and U-M


Jan
15
2013

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  • Speaker: Stephen Ward
  • Host Department: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)
  • Date: 01/15/2013
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

  • Location: Lemuel Johnson Center, 5511 Haven Hall

  • Description:

    The University of Michigan 27th MLK Symposium and The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies presents The Making of the Dream: MLK, Detroit, and U-M. This event will explore the ties that bind the city of Detroit and the University of Michigan to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Stephen Ward (DAAS/Residential College) will moderate a discussion of Dr. King’s participation in the Great March to Freedom in Detroit of June 23, 1963 where the “Dream” speech was first presented. Dr. King’s visit to U-M in 1962 and the memorial held in his honor at Hill Auditorium following his assassination in 1968 will also be discussed. A special viewing of photos taken of Dr. King visiting the University of Michigan will also be exhibited at this event. For further information, please contact ecnirp@umich.edu or call 734-764-5517.


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