Presentation to honor Martin Luther King Jr.


Binghamton University will honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. with a lecture by renowned scholar and author Roy L. Brooks. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon Monday, January 19, in the Mandela Room of the University Union.

Titled "Martin Luther King's Enduring Legacy," the lecture will focus on how King helped solidify the doctrine of formal equal opportunity and, in the process, transformed national policy on race relations.

An attorney and law professor, Brooks instructs students on matters of civil procedure, affirmative action, employment discrimination and civil rights. Author of numerous scholarly books, articles and reviews, his publications include the Rethinking the American Race Problem and Integration or Separation? A Strategy for Racial Equality, both of which received the Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award for civil rights.

Brooks currently teaches at the University of San Diego as the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and the University of Connecticut.

The presentation, sponsored by BU's Convocations Committee and the Multicultural Resource Center, will also include a screening of King's historic "I Have A Dream Speech." Although the presentation is free, tickets are required and may be obtained through the Multicultural Resource Center office.

For more information or to pick up tickets, contact the Multicultural Resource Center at 607-777-4472.

Last Updated: 9/17/13