Saturday, February 24, 5 PM
5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
This year represents the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr., the Civil Rights, Social Justice and Antiwar leader killed in Memphis on April 4, 1968 while working in solidarity with an African American sanitation workers’ strike demanding recognition as a labor union. Dr. King was mobilizing for the Poor Peoples Campaign when he was assassinated. The manifestation was aimed at occupying Washington, D.C., acting on the urgency for jobs, a guaranteed annual income, food, universal healthcare, political empowerment and the end to institutional racism.
In honor of the valiant history of the African American people we will examine some of the important historical and contemporary issues facing activists in the present period.
- 1968: The Year of the Heroic Guerrilla
- The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Role of the Federal Government
- Rebellions Erupt in 125 Cities After the Death of MLK
- Counterintelligence Program Black Nationalist Hate Groups
- Comparisons of the COINTELPRO Key Black Extremists of 1967-68 to the Black Identity Extremists FBI Memo of 2017
- The Poor People’s Campaign from 1968 to 2018
- Our Task Today in Building the African American Revolutionary Movement and Proletarian Internationalism
Also we will present film clips on the building of the Poor Peoples Campaign during the early months of 1968. In addition, we want to discuss some of the important Black historic sites in Detroit emphasizing the need to preserve the legacy of the Underground Railroad, Labor Movement, Civil Rights Movement, Rebellions and Political Empowerment efforts since the 19th century.
Dinner Served: African American Cuisine
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.