CONTEXT: January

JANUARY: Civil Rights 

Join us as we examine the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta and explore some of the root causes to the movement and what led the city to its prominence for civil rights. Additionally we will spotlight the legends and leaders from the past, and then look at some of the new leaders from the current movements happening around the city today. 
 


 

January Events on Civil Rights

MLK Lecture featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones

MLK Student Celebration:  The Beloved Community 2021:  Bridging Communities During Social Divide

"His Truth Is Marching On" Book Study
 


MLK Lecture featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones

 

 

Join us virtually for the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, on January 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Hannah-Jones is the creator of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery, for which her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She has also won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, and is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Awards.

 


MLK Student Celebration:  The Beloved Community 2021:  Bridging Communities During Social Divide

 

 

This virtual celebration will feature student speeches, video performances, and short films. As part of this new virtual format, we will feature a creative ceremony to represent the different organizations on campus that have been impacted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream. The event can be viewed via YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Fwdpgz3E56A.

 


"His Truth Is Marching On" Book Study


 

Join us for an eight-week study of Jon Meacham’s new book about John Lewis, "His Truth Is Marching On." The New York Times describes Meacham’s book as an “intimate and revealing portrait of the late congressman, John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America.”

The study will meet on Fridays, January 22 – March 12 (meeting time TBD by participants).