Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Economic Justice

Event description

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Family friendly
  • Free
  • Open to the public

When considering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., too many wrongly reduce his philosophies of humanity

and human dignity to the sugarcoated "content of character" detail in "I Have a Dream." This MLK discussion looks at the "radical" King through the lens of economic justice. What is “economic justice” and how and where did Dr. King advance a disruptive notion about class, race, and US economics? Indeed, how is economic justice at the nexus of Dr. King’s ideas and ideals of social and racial justice? What is the relevance of his ideas then for now?

Join this virtual conversation featuring Dr. Charles McKinney, the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and associate professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.

Event contact

Project Humanities

Monday, January 15, 2024


6:00 pm7:30 pm (MST)