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Lecture: MLK, Civil Rights, and Emancipation’s Centennial
January 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, join Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute for a FREE public lecture with Jonathan Noyalas, MCWI’s director–“A Joyous Daybreak”: MLK, Civil Rights, and Emancipation’s Centennial. The lecture will explore how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leaned on the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to mobilize the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Additionally, the presentation will explore the response of the Kennedy administration to King’s appeal to connect the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation to new legislation aimed at social and political equality.
The lecture will be held on the campus of Shenandoah University in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium.
Any questions please call 540-665-4501.