'The Martin Luther King Jr. We Have Forgotten' Topic of Penn Lightbulb Café Talk

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 11, 2014

WHO:             Thomas Sugrue

                      David Boies Professor in the Department of History and the Department of Sociology

                      University of Pennsylvania


WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café, "The Martin Luther King Jr. We Have Forgotten"


WHEN:          Tuesday, March 25, 6-7 p.m.


WHERE:        World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia


Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Dr. Thomas Sugrue, a leading historian of the struggle for racial equality, challenges the myths surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. and his politics; explores his relationship to conservatives, moderates, liberals and radicals; and reexamines his vision for racial and economic justice.

The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.