Dr. Cornel West | Feb 1, 2015
Feb 1, 2015
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel - 5850 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637
The Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture proudly presents its Annual Public Lecture with Dr. Cornel West, on his book The Radical King.
"Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was.
Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, 'Although much of America did not know the radical King—and too few know today—the FBI and US government did. They called him ‘the most dangerous man in America.’ . . . This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize.'"
Co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement's UChicago Engages series, Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and Beacon Press.