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Dr. King Commemorated: COINTELPRO and the 45th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King

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.

COINTELPRO and THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF DR. KING

9-9:30a
Intro – Jared Ball
Dr. King Remembered in the Mainstream and Black Presses Drs. Jared Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs

9:30-10a
Dr. King and the Continuum of African Liberation Struggles
Dr. Mark Bolden

10-11a
MLK’s Real Politics and Impact on Radicalizing Younger Generations
Baltimore’s Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Lawrence Grandpre,  Drs. Raymond Winbush and Kmt Shockley of Morgan State University

11-12p
Off the Cuff: An Interview About a Life of Struggle
Mr. Tom Porter, former member of CORE, SNCC and the former head of The King Center in Atlanta, GA.

12-12:30p
Lunch

12:30-1:30p
The FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO)
Screening – COINTELPRO 101 from the Freedom Archives

1:30- 2:30p
Dr. King, COINTELPRO and the Continuity of Anti-Activist Surveillance, Imprisonment and Infiltration
A Discussion with Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives, makers of COINTELPRO 101

2:30-3:30p
From Dreams to Nightmares and Prison Bars: Not Just A New Jim Crow But An Old and Continued Enslavement
Dominque Stevenson of A Friend of a Friend Prison Program and Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI), Jocelyn Cole, Leamon Harris, Dr. Natasha Pratt Harris

3:30-4p
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