Tuesday, January 19, 2021,
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In preparation for our MLK Keynote Address, we invite members of our community to participate in this year’s MLK Book Club Discussion featuring Dr. Peniel Joseph’s most recent book,“The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” Throughout the piece, Peniel E. Joseph upends the misconceptions of Martin and Malcolm and reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives. This is a strikingly revisionist biography, not only of Malcolm and Martin, but also of the movement and era they came to define. The book discussion will be facilitated by Colby faculty and staff members. Those who wish to participate can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNOdkQdQR56SNJxm5uKHVp5W0_Bicov7dHZ1o3B68eRR4aXw/viewform to receive a free copy of the book to read in advance.


Open to the Colby community only