The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered in Memphis on April 4, 1968. King was in Memphis fighting for economic justice on behalf of striking sanitation workers while also planning the Poor People’s Campaign to occupy the Mall in Washington, D.C., against racism and poverty. Dr. King has been dead for almost 50 years, yet his legacy lives on, and his message matters more than ever at this point in the 21st century. Professor Shaw’s lecture examines the life and legacy of our most famous civil rights and human rights activist, and focuses on the significance of his life and message today.