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Miller Center Forum:
King in His Own Words


Presented by the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia


Date:Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Location:The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia
Time: 11 a.m.

Kent Germany

The Miller Center of Public Affairs, the sole institution transcribing and annotating the secret White House recordings made by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, will look at the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through an examination of his private thoughts and public writings in this forum.

Kent Germany will explore the relationship between King and President Lyndon B. Johnson that emerges in the secret recordings that Johnson made during his time in the White House.

Michele Rubin will evaluate the King that appears on the White House tapes in the context of his writings, sermons, orations, lectures, and prayers.

Dr. Germany edited the Civil Rights volume in the Presidential Recordings Series with the University of Virginia Press. Germany is currently associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of South Carolina.

Michele Rubin, a literary agent at Writers House in New York, represents the literary estate of Dr. King and recently launched the King Legacy Series with Beacon Press.