Exploring Martin Luther King: A Social Justice Journey A Lecture and Conversation Series for Black History Month With Professor Peter Ling, historian and King biographer, Head of the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham: “The Making of Martin: The Gospel, the Family and the Struggle”
People often think they know Martin Luther King Jr., but do they? Over four lectures on two Sundays in Black History Month, Peter Ling will bring you closer to the life and the man, addressing topics such as what did King bring to the civil rights movement and what did he find within it? What was his form of non-violence and how radical was it? How does he compare to other voices of black protest like Malcolm X? And in a time still wracked by war and racism, how should we remember Martin Luther King–with a statue or with a protest against injustice? Like King himself, we’ll complete a social justice journey, from the beginnings of King’s activism to his death and legacy. We’re especially excited to be hosting this lecture and conversation series at the Afro-Caribbean National Artistic Centre (ACNA) in St Ann’s, founded in 1978 as a community organisation to promote awareness of the cultural heritage of Black people.