Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A question worth exploring.
From the optimism of his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, to the fractures revealed following his assassination, Dr. King remains a central figure in our nation’s ongoing dialogue on race.
Today, issues of race are intimately threaded in our daily lives in ways that are apparent—and obscured.
Where are we 40 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Where are we as individuals? As neighbors? As communities?
The Maryland Humanities Council invites you to explore these questions and others through Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Remembrance and Reconciliation, a statewide initiative that encourages Marylanders to examine how issues of race affect their lives and communities.
This initiative uses the humanities to stimulate open, inclusive conversations about race, one of the most critical — and difficult — issues in our state. Through cross-racial dialogue, MHC is engaging Marylanders in an examination of the legacy of Dr. King, the current state of race relations in their communities, and ways to bridge the racial divide and resolve racial differences.
MHC sponsors a wide range of public education programs which reflect the theme of the special initiative. These include Living History Presentations, Speakers Bureau, Poetry Programs, Oral History Workshops, Maryland History Day, Letters About Literature, One Maryland One Book, and Chautauqua 2008. These programs will explore various aspects of race relations and the Civil Rights Movement.
For more information on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Remembrance and Reconciliation, contact Lydia Woods at 410-685-0303 or Email Lydia.