American History: Martin Luther King Jr
13.00 - 15.00
The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This course will consider Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s career and legacy as a radical civil and human rights leader. We will discuss his contribution to civil rights campaigns to end segregation and to secure the vote for African Americans. We will also analyse an aspect of his life often neglected by historians: Dr King’s life-long commitment to ending poverty and inequality in America. The course will also consider how Dr King’s agendas including his opposition to the Vietnam War divided America and led the FBI to brand him as a communist agitator.