Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Dream Deferred? MLK, Trayvon, and the fight against racism today

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A Dream Deferred?
MLK, Trayvon, and the fight against racism today


A book launch for Gary Younge's The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream.

Sponsored by Haymarket Books and Busboys and Poets.

Featuring:

Dr. Cornel West is one of the most prominent and admired figures on the left today. A philosopher, academic, activist, author, and public intellectual who has appeared in over 25 documentaries, he can be heard weekly with Tavis Smiley on Public Radio's "Smiley & West." Dr. West has a passion to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.
http://www.therichandtherestofus.com/

Gary Younge has written several books on race and racism, the most recent is "The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream." Gary is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for the Guardian, based in Chicago. He also writes a monthly column for The Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute.

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a writer and activist based in Chicago, who recently recieved her PhD in African American Studies. She is the author of "Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s" (forthcoming from Haymarket Books), and is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Rats...