Some figures from the past are architects of today and the future. In every nation, there are important people who have an impact on the course of events. Some fight for women’s rights and against poverty while others fight against racism. Each one of them shares the same ideals and dreams: equality, human rights and a better world.
The U.S. gave birth to many human rights activists and Martin Luther King Jr. is one of them. He is one of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement and fought for this ideal throughout his life. He was assassinated for this cause in 1968, but even 50 years after his death, his latitudinarian ideas are alive and continue to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African American leaders in history.
In this lecture, organized by the Turkish American Association Education USA Office in cooperation with Hacettepe University, Department of American Culture and Literature to mark African American History Month celebrated in February, Asst. Prof. Ceylan Özcan and Asst. Prof. Özge Özbek Akıman will analyze Martin Luther King Jr.’s his famous speech “I Have a Dream” (1963) and discuss his growing radicalism after 1963.
The lecture is open to the public and free of charge. If you would like to learn more about this influential figure, please register via email or telephone.
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