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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
12:00 AM
Lemuel Johnson Center, 5511 Haven Hall

This event will explore the ties that bind the city of Detroit and the University of Michigan to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

Speaker:
Stephen Ward