Wayne State College

Events - School of Natural and Social Sciences

Instructional Activities on MLK Jr.'s Role and Influence

  • January 20, 2020
  • Connell Hall, Room 131

Sponsored by the Department of History, Politics, and Geography, Phi Alpha Theta, and Phi Gamma Mu. For MLK Jr. Day.

Martin Luther Kiing, Jr.

10 a.m. The Segregated America Dr. King Was Born Into
To begin the day’s events commemorating Dr. King, this presentation will examine the reality of life for people of color in the United States before the Civil Rights Movement.

11 a.m. The Life and Achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King
This 50-minute presentation will detail Dr. King’s education, marriage, and career before delving into the significant events of the Civil Rights Movement which he participated in and will forever be remembered for.

1 p.m. The Philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King
This 25-minute presentation includes background to Dr. King’s growing commitment to Non-Violent Civil Disobedience and a reading of his letter in his own voice, followed by a 25-minute discussion of the letter’s meaning and relevance by the participants.

2 p.m. Documentary Movie of Dr. King’s Speeches Throughout His Life
This 1-hour-and-45-minute movie was produced by the King Center in Atlanta and contains many of his famous speeches as well as many of his lesser known address, given in his own voice in newsreels made at the time of their delivery.