Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“The Relevance of the Legacy Today”
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
“What Would King Say about Race in America Today?”
Smith Neighborhood Library, 3624 Scott St., Houston, Texas 77004
4:00– 5:30 p.m.
Join the Houston Public Library for this special presentation, featuring UH professor
and author Tyrone Tillery, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tyrone Tillery is an associate professor at the University of Houston. He is a scholar of U.S. history who specializes in African American and Civil Rights history. Dr. Tillery has served as the executive director of the NAACP, Detroit Branch. He is the winner of the 1993 Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award on the subject of intolerance in the United States, and has been invited as a commentator by the Southwestern Historical Association and the Fourth Annual Conference on Latino Issues. Tillery is currently doing research on the history of race and intergroup relations in Detroit from 1943 to 1968. Dr. Tillery’s book Claude McKay: A Black Poet’s Struggle for Identity received a “book of note” from the New York Times. http://www.houstonlibrary.org/mlk-day
Tuesday, January 19 – Friday, January 21, 2011
UH Student Video Network features MLK Programming (titles subject to change)
“Kennedy and King: Promises and Dreams”
“King, Montgomery to Memphis”
“Martin Luther King Jr: Letter from Birmingham Jail”
“The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. “
“Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years”
Wednesday, January 26 – Monday, January 31, 2011
Cougar Voices Celebrate - And Freedom For All
M.D. Anderson Library, 3rd Floor Student Gallery
A photo documentary exhibition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, by LOOK magazine photographer Stanley Tretick.