Friday, November 25, 2011

"Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama"

On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 the African American Studies Department will host a discussion “Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama” that will explore the efforts that made the Martin Luther King National Memorial a reality, the role organizations play in social movements, and the unfinished business of the civil rights era in an age where we also have an African American President. The distinguished panelists include LeRoy Lowery (the inaugural chief operating executive of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation and son of Joseph Lowery (SCLC), Dr. Waldo Johnson, Jr. (past chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Foundation and Assoc. Professor of Social Work at the University of Chicago) and Dr. Rashawn Ray of the UMD Department of Sociology. The program will include statements from our distinguished panelists, a moderated discussion, and questions from our audience and conclude with light refreshments.

The program will be held in the Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park from noon - 1:30pm. The event is free and open to the University of Maryland campus community and the general public. For further information please visit or contact Marci Deloatch at or 301-405-4470.

This event is sponsored by the African American Studies Department and co-sponsored by Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., University of Maryland.