Monday, January 16, 2023

37th Annual Keynote Memorial Lecture: Dr. Aletha Maybank and Mr. Edward Buckles

10:00 AM

Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Live Streamed

This year’s theme, “The (R)evolution of MLK: from Segregation to Elevation,” will explore King’s activism after 1964, highlighting the evolution of King’s primary focus on segregation to a broader, more radical, and revolutionary platform that included health, economics, and education. Dr. King’s quote, “White Americans must recognize that justice for black people cannot be achieved without radical changes in the structure of our society,” defines him as a front-runner in Critical Race Theory. 

Panelists from different perspectives will push beyond King’s legacy of “I Have a Dream” and “nonviolence” to a discussion that centers on King’s more challenging and complex legacy calling for our society to seek solutions to the cultural, economic and governmental root causes of racism.

MLK Symposium (r)evolution artwork with headshot of Martin Luther King