This week’s guest is Dr. Lerone Martin, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Dr. Martin will be visiting the University of Montana on January 26th as part of the President’s Lecture Series. And since this event is a key part of the university’s Martin Luther King Day celebrations, Justin is also joined by the University of Montana’s director of African-American studies and history professor, Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer. Justin asks Dr. Martin why we’re still studying Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Martin brings up some downsides of the MLK Day holiday. Justin wonders how King’s legacy informs our culture today, and Dr. Martin advocates for thinking of King as a conversation partner. Dr. Martin’s talk will be on January 26 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit umt.edu/president Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1avPz4mkXXd-m6wbPfpYMmr4m73c5Rwt4qzDX076mkOc/edit
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Lerone Martin on MLK’s Enduring Legacy
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