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"Arc of Justice"

 

The January 24th keynote event will feature legendary singer, actor, and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte.

An event to honor Henry Martin, who was born into slavery at Monticello in 1826 and was the University's bell-ringer for approximately 53 years, will take place in the Rotunda on January 25th.

Sarita Brown will give a presentation titled, "Excelencia in Education."

Join us for a documentary screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, which chronicles the 60-year career of the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.

Claudia L. Gordon, Esq. will give a presentation titled, "Justice Everywhere: Civil Rights and the Disability Community."

Join us for a symposium and panel discussion on the representation of African American culture and history through museums.

Julian Bond and Michael Cody (Law '61), whose law firm represented Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will discuss the events of April 3 and 4, 1968, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

Join us for a screening and discussion of Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, a documentary about a town taking action after anti-immigrant violence devastates their community.

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Join us as we commemorate the life and enduring legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during events planned

January 15-31, 2012Along with community partners, student and academic organizations we are planning a number of exciting events during this year’s celebration. We hope to see you at many of them. Your participation and feedback are welcomed.

 

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