Beyond the Dream Virtual Speaker Series

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The “Beyond the Dream” speaker series will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with conversations that will deepen our understanding of Dr. King and the civil rights movement beyond the well-known “I Have a Dream” speech. The series will include Rutgers University faculty and other experts who will discuss contributions of other leaders who were key to the success of the civil rights movement but who are less well known to some and the impact of the civil rights movement on current social justice movements.  The speaker series will conclude with a conversation with Dr. Clayborne Carson,  Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor, Emeritus at Stanford University who founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford which holds the definitive collection of sermons, speeches, correspondences, writings and other materials of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18, 12:45 pm – 1:45pm
Dr. Kendra Boyd, Assistant Professor, History will lead a roundtable discussion on women and the civil rights movement during the free period.

January 20, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Dr. Jesse Bayker, Research Project Manager / Digital Archivist of the Scarlet and Black Research Center will discuss LGBTQ leaders in the civil rights movement  during the free period.

January 26, 11:20 am – 12:20 pm
Cornelia Dimalanta, Lumbee tribe member and director of the Philadelphia-based Native American House Alliance, will speak about the influence of the civil rights movement on Indigenous activism.

January 31, 11:20 am – 1:00 pm
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor, Emeritus at Stanford University, will discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.