School of Communication & Journalism

Becoming the Beloved Community Panel Discussion

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
1:30 PM
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art | Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

In commemoration of Martin Luther King’s assassination 50 years ago, Auburn University will host two days of events – all leading towards becoming the Beloved Community. “The Beloved Community” is a term the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., popularized when he addressed Civil Rights supporters at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956 by declaring ending segregation was not the only goal but rather "the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption, the end is the creation of the beloved community.”

Joan R. Harrell, visiting assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts School of Communication and Journalism, has received support from the Auburn University Office of Inclusion and Diversity to create a 21st century intergenerational interfaith version of King’s beloved community vision.

On Thursday, April 5, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will host a series of events including intergenerational, interdisciplinary and interfaith discussions, and a panel which will include Dr. Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus of the Auburn University Department of History and the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. 

Events are free and open to the public.

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