NewsArts & Culture / April 16, 2018

Indy Library To Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of King Assassination

The focus of the event will be the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.Indianapolis Public Library, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Terri Jett2018-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Indy Library To Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of  King Assassination

Dr. Terri Jett

Taylor Bennett

The Indianapolis Public Library will hold a special program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 

The focus of the event will be King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

Butler University Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Terri Jett will lead the discussion.

Jett says the King speech will be a jumping off point to discuss several issues still relevant to today.

“Racial injustice and ways we need to go about having some changes in our society," Jett says. "The other one is poverty which is an ongoing issue throughout the world, but he also talks about how significant it is for our own country and then war.”

The program, The Quest for Peace and Justice, will be held Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the College Avenue Branch, 4180 N. College Ave.

 

 

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