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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| Free

Join us as we honor the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) Student Services Building, Room 112.

In celebration of his legacy, we welcome our special guest, Mr. Bob Zellner, to the UAH campus. The son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members, he risked his life – and nearly lost it – many times in the fight to achieve The Second Emancipation. As an organizer of The Freedom Rides of 1961 and the first white southerner to serve as field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Rosa Parks and many other civil rights leaders. Famous for battles with the KKK, segregationist lynch mobs, and violent police, he is now the individual that a new generation turns to with questions on the racial, historical and cultural assumptions on which they were raised, as they ask themselves, “What is my place in this struggle?”

Bob captivates audiences with the untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement and his dedication to fighting for the rights of others. Drawing on decades of experience guiding the movement and his ongoing active role, he presents a modern-day message for combating deep-seated racism, discrimination and prejudice and sparking widespread social change.

Registration is required. Reception to follow immediately after program.

Contact Information:
Karessa Acosta Lee
UAH – Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
karessa.acosta.lee@uah.edu
256.824.6822

Details

Date:
January 16
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.uah.edu/events/icalrepeat.detail/2020/01/16/11606/-/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-commemoration-program

Venue

UAH Student Services Building
301 Sparkman Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35899 United States
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Phone:
256.824.6822

Organizer

UAH Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Phone:
256.824.6822
Email:
Website:
www.uah.edu/diversity