2013 MLK, Jr., Symposium

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The 2013 MLK, Jr., Symposium features Ambassador Andrew Young, a pastor, activist, politician, diplomat, and personal friend of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    1. 1. THE DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES AND CULTUREMartin Luther King, Jr., Day A Time to Come Together
    2. 2. THE DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURE PRESENTSThe Role of the African American Church in the Civil Rights Movement J ANUARY 21, 2013 “With this faith, we shall go out and adjourn the councils of despair. And we will be able to rise, from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope. We shall overcome.” ̶ Martin Luther King, Jr.
    3. 3. The Eighth Annual MLK, Jr., Symposium: The Role of the African American Church in the Civil Rights Movement January 21, 2013Featuring Keynote Speaker:Ambassador Andrew YoungPastorActivistPoliticianDiplomat
    4. 4. The Eighth Annual MLK, Jr., Symposium: January 21, 2013The Role of the African American Church in the Civil Rights Movement with Rev. Dr. Zan Holmes and Dr. Keri Day
    5. 5. The Eighth Annual MLK, Jr., Symposium: January 21, 2013 “Our faith made our burdens light, because we never carried them alone.” ‒Ambassador Andrew Young,Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Amb. Andrew Young march along An Easy BurdenState Street during the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966.
    6. 6. The Eighth Annual MLK, Jr., Symposium: 2013 MLK, JR., Symposium: THE ROLE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT“We changed the entireSouth and much of theworld without killinganybody, and themessage was one ofnon-violence.” ‒Ambassador Andrew Young Amb. Andrew Young and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at a press conference, 1967.
    7. 7. “The truly religious moments inour Civil Rights movement didntmake any intellectual sense.Nobody in their right mind woulddo some of the things that wedid, but we did it because wewere caught up in a spirit.” ‒ Ambassador Andrew Young
    8. 8. “My faith and spiritualitymade me sensitivetoward others. It helpsme see all of us asGod’s children, as Ilearned during the civilrights movement.” ̶ Ambassdaor Andrew Young, Walk in My Shoes
    9. 9. “[Birmingham] was the last place I think Iwanted to go with Martin Luther King in1963, but it was the place we had to go.” ‒ Ambassador Andrew Young
    10. 10. Religious leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (kneeling) and Andrew Young (standing right), lead marchers in singing and praying, Chicago, Aug. 6, 1966.
    11. 11. Hours after King’s death, silent members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference gather inKings room, including Amb. Andrew Young (far left), at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, April 4, 1968.
    12. 12. “In the profoundest of terms, my work with Martin gave my life a purpose andsustenance I could have hardly dreamed of…He left his mark on me, both inindelible memories and in spiritual and practical lessons of our trials and triumphs.” ̶ Ambassador Andrew Young, An Easy Burden
    13. 13. THE DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURE “His death was not the end, and his words and his spirit have moved all across the earth.” ‒ Ambassador Andrew YoungPresident Reagan signing Martin Luther King Day into legislation, November 2, 1983.
    14. 14. THE DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURE 2013 MLK, JR., Symposium: THE ROLE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICANCHURCH IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT M o n d a y, J a n u a r y 2 1 , 2 0 1 3 • 7 - 8 : 4 5 P M Dallas City Performance Hall General Admission: $20 Teachers & Students: $10 VIP Seating: $65 For tickets: Dalmlk2013.eventbrite.com

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