The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his electrifying "I Have a Dream" speech on March 28, 1963, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in U.S. history. What has been done in the 50 years since to realize Dr. King's dream of equality for all Americans? And what work still needs to be done?
The Ohio State University's African American and African Studies Community Extension Center is hosting two events this week to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Dr. Derek King, the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, will speak from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27. Dr. Derek King is an instructor of religious studies at Martin University in Indianapolis, and assistant to the pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.
From 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, four OSU professors will participate in a panel discussion reflecting on the March on Washington:
- Theresa Delgadillo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Comparative Studies
- Townsand Price-Spratlen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology
- Pranav Jani, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English
- Stewart Shapiro, Ph.D., O'Donnell Professor of Philosophy
Both events are free and open to the public. The AAAS Community Extension Center is located at 905 Mount Vernon Avenue in Columbus. For more information, visit http://aaascec.osu.edu or call (614) 292-3922.