Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Beyond Civil Rights: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Activism in the 1960s

Peniel Joseph (Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin)

November 16, 2021

The work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is largely taught in the context of the Civil Rights Movement. Students are familiar with the iconic events of in Washington D.C., Selma, and Birmingham. However, we focus less on his dedication to other causes, including the anti-Vietnam War activism and the Poor People’s Campaign. Historian Peniel Joseph provides insights in Dr. King’s work in addition to his leadership in the fight for Civil Rights.

History / American Civil Rights Movement / Activism / American History /