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10.16.19 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Recurring event)
We celebrate Global Ethics Day and open our 4th Annual Fall Ethics Series with at talk by Dr. Douglas Thompson, Professor of History and Director of Southern Studies.
In September 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr., connected President Johnson’s “war on poverty” to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. In a document from late 1966/early 1967, King outlined how he had failed to provide moral leadership on Vietnam in 1965 and acknowledged he was no different from the white moderates he had rebuked in “Letter” from Birmingham jail. This talk explores the ways that Vietnam expanded King’s notions of nonviolence and challenged his own understanding of the prophetic voice.