People often think they know Martin Luther King Jr, but do they?

Guest post by Peter Ling, Professor of American Studies, Head Department of American and Canadian Studies Look at the new statue in Washington, featured on our poster. Its design was controversial because some felt it made King look too stern and forbidding a figure, but maybe it corrected a false perception of him and his …

A dream to remember — Joel Edwards public lecture

Another interesting public lecture on the Black History Month theme. This one’s organised by the Chaplaincy at the University. Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a dream’ speech  — made in August 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington — was a pivotal moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. But how …