University of Memphis and National Civil Rights Museum to present two-day MLK50 Symposium

MLK50 Symposium

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Memphis will partner with the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) to host a two-day symposium on April 2-3, 2018, with a special ceremony on April 4, 2018.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. will be the keynote speaker for Day One of the symposium, hosted by UofM School of Law, with Day Two featuring Taylor Branch, American author and historian best known for his award-winning trilogy of books chronicling the life of Dr. King and much of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

The symposium will convene scholars, historians and thought leaders from across the country to present on the state of civil and human rights issues and racial and economic equity. With the theme Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, based on Dr. King's final book, this will be a great opportunity to promote his vision of social justice and diversity.

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M. David Rudd
The University of Memphis