Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, and civil rights

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College of Arts and Humanities

A Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Event

This event is part of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Public Lectures and Events series


Dr Regina Poertner

From: Nov. 20, 2018, 7 p.m.
To: Nov. 20, 2018, 8 p.m.
Location: Swansea Museum

Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King, who became a leading campaigner for women’s rights, have become iconic figures of civil rights movements in the US and around the globe.

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King jr. is thus a fitting occasion for a reflection on the historical origins and ending of racial segregation in the U.S., and the enduring significance of the Kings’ contribution to the fight against discrimination on grounds of ethnicity, gender, class, or belief, and the damage it causes to individual lives and the fabric of society.

Coretta’s gift for music and the arts was a life-long source of strength and inspiration in her fight for a better future for all; her example illustrates the power and uses of creativity for challenging inequality. Join Swansea University’s Dr Regina Poertner for an illustrated talk on this fascinating, complex couple.

Audience: 16+

Event Partners: Swansea Museum

Part of Being Human 2018 -
These events will be delivered by the Cultural Institute at Swansea University in collaboration with a range of partners from the Swansea Bay area.

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