Forty years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, this public conference will examine his lasting significance.

How should we remember Martin Luther King, Jr.? What is his true legacy? Presentations and workshops will include a review of current scholarship on King, an examination of his radicalism, how the civil rights movement was represented in photographs, approaches for the classroom, and how Hollywood depicts the civil rights movement. There will also be an opportunity to learn about Maine’s role in the movement and to meet Mainers who took part in it.

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 9am - 3pm
Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland Campus

$35 (students: $20) includes light breakfast and lunch, provided by Hannaford Supermarkets, and parking. Please register by 4:30 pm, Friday, the 18th so that we can be sure to accommodate you, or call 773-5051x210 with questions.

CEUs are available for teachers. USM students fulfilling their History 199: How Far Has Freedom Come course requirement will receive a statement of attendance upon completion of the conference.

Learn about the other events taking place in Portland over the 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. observance week. The other organizers include NAACP Portland Branch, Maine Historical Society, University of Southern Maine, and Maine Humanities Council.