Joy DeGruy will deliver the keynote address to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of hope and struggle for justice. As a scholar, educator, and mental health professional, DeGruy is a major voice in important discussions about the lasting impact of enslavement on contemporary Americans, particularly African Americans. She is the author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome—America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. For the 2019 MLK Celebration, DeGruy will address the theme of “Repairing the Breach” as it pertains to her work.
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