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Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week 2024: 'King in the Wilderness' Film Viewing

Tuesday, January 16 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC), 301 529 S. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110

“Join us for an Evening of Insight and Reflection”

In grade school, we often study King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his impact extends far beyond in his fight against racial inequalities. In the later years of his life, King’s ideology evolved into something considered quite radical. He vehemently opposed the Vietnam War, spearheaded the Poor People’s Campaign, and championed the cause of guaranteed income.

Join the Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students, the Black Postdoc Association, and ODEI for an insightful screening of the documentary “King in the Wilderness.” This documentary delves into the lesser-explored chapters of King’s life, shedding light on his bold stances and revolutionary ideas.

Following the screening, engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the reduction of King’s legacy to the civil rights movement. Explore the relevance of his ideologies to today’s social issues and discover how we can actively contribute to realizing the world he envisioned. This event aims to shift the spotlight to King’s life after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, emphasizing the totality of his enduring legacy.”

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Event Contact

Erin Stampp | e.stampp@wustl.edu

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