Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wednesday, January 14
Concord-Carlisle High School
Free and open to the community
The life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. is the focus of a community gathering at Concord-Carlisle High School on January 14, the eve of the 90th anniversary of his birth. King, a clergyman and leader in the nation’s civil rights movement, was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, for his work to end racial discrimination through civil disobedience and promote change through non-violence.
Hope Luder will conduct the program. It will take an appreciative, and perhaps controversial look at little known aspects of the iconic Dr. King. Luder believes that King had a broader and more challenging message than is known to most Americans today. “A deeper inquiry is essential to understanding his place in our history,” says Luder. She will show a revealing video on his last year, before his assassination in 1968. It will be followed by a discussion about King’s philosophy of non-violence, his leadership style, his stand against the Vietnam War, the anti-poverty crusade, his views on the developing world, and how he is portrayed in children’s literature and popular culture.
Hope Luder teaches history and anthropology, and conducts teacher training at the Merrimack Education Center.
The Wednesday, January 14 program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information please call the Concord-Carlisle Schools, Adult & Community Education, at 318-1540 (www.ace.colonial.net).