"A Joyous Daybreak": Reflections on Lincoln, King, and Emancipation's Centennial
Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leaned on Lincoln’s legacy and the memory of the Emancipation Proclamation during the height of the Civil Rights Movement? Join Jonathan Noyalas for a free lecture, open to community members, students, faculty and staff, to learn more about how and why. By the time Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963, the nation still struggled to realize the full promise of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
This presentation, delivered by noted Civil War era historian and director of the University’s McCormick Civil War Institute, will examine the various ways Dr. King leaned on Lincoln’s legacy and the ways in which the Emancipation’s memory sparked fierce debate during the Civil War’s centennial—the height of the Civil Rights’ movement.
For more information, contact Jonathan Noyalas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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