Activists and scholars gathered April 4, 2013 to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event’s focus was the particular relationship Dr. King had at the end of his life with the state, its mass media and leading civil rights leadership which meant a particular focus on Dr. King’s evolving and radicalizing politics.
Dr. King Remembered in the Mainstream Press – Dr. Jared Ball
MLK and the Black Press – Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs
MLK and the Continuum of African Liberation Struggles – Dr. Mark Bolden
MLK’s Real Politics and Impact on Radicalizing Younger Generations – Drs. Raymond Winbush, Kmt Shockley and Lawrence Grandpre and Deverick DevRock Murray of The Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Off the Cuff: An Interview About a Life of Struggle – Drs. Ball, Bolden, Burroughs in Roundtable Discussion with movement veteran and former head of the King Center in Atlanta Mr. Tom Porter
From Dreams to Nightmares and Prison Bars: Not Just A New Jim Crow But An Old and Continued Enslavement – Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, Dominque Stevenson, Jocelyn Cole and Leamon Harris