MEMBER EVENT: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program
Name: MEMBER EVENT: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program
Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST
Join us as we honor the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) Student Services Building, Room 112. In celebration of his legacy, we welcome our special guest, Mr. Bob Zellner, to the UAH campus. The son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members, he risked his life – and nearly lost it – many times in the fight to achieve The Second Emancipation. As an organizer of The Freedom Rides of 1961 and the first white southerner to serve as field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Rosa Parks and many other civil rights leaders. Famous for battles with the KKK, segregationist lynch mobs, and violent police, he is now the individual that a new generation turns to with questions on the racial, historical and cultural assumptions on which they were raised, as they ask themselves, "What is my place in this struggle?" Bob captivates audiences with the untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement and his dedication to fighting for the rights of others. Drawing on decades of experience guiding the movement and his ongoing active role, he presents a modern-day message for combating deep-seated racism, discrimination and prejudice and sparking widespread social change. Reception to follow immediately after program.