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At the River I Stand: King’s Final Days

January 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Film & Discussion moderated by Dr. Brett Johnson, MHU Associate Professor of Sociology

“At the River I Stand” (58 min) a film about the Memphis garbage workers’ strike that brought MLK to Memphis where he was assassinated–includes footage of King’s last speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” Addresses economic struggles of the black working class and tensions within the movement regarding nonviolence and whether Southern pastors should be the main leaders of the Black civil rights movement.  More info at: https://newsreel.org/video/AT-THE-RIVER-I-STAND

For More Information contact Dr. Brett Johnson at bjohnson@mhu.edu


January 15
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Belk Auditorium
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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