Honoring M.L. King, Jr.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. earned a divinity master's degree and a doctorate in theology. Among his last efforts was to oppose the Vietnam War.

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tamrat Tademe is an associate professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education  

A pair of veteran St. Cloud State faculty members will lead an interactive dialogue saluting the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1 p.m. Jan. 23 in Atwood Memorial Center (AMC).

The late civil rights leader, author, activist and Christian minister is honored with a federal holiday on the third Monday of January each year. The Nobel laureate was assassinated in 1968 while supporting an African American sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tenn.

Professors Tamrat Tademe and Luke Tripp will host the dialogue in AMC's theatre. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Services, the dialogue will focus on the question: Challenges of the 21st Century: What Would Dr. King Do?

Tripp, who holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan, is a professor of Ethnic and Women's Studies.

Tadedme is an associate professor of Human Relations and Multicultural Education. Tademe earned a doctorate at Washington State University.

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