Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture Set for April 21 Posted on April 17th, 2009 by

Dr. Harry M. Williams

Dr. Harry M. Williams

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Dr. Harry M. Williams, the Laird Bell Professor of History at Carleton College is this year’s invited lecturer.

Williams’ talk, titled “King’s Dream and Obama’s Presidency,” will take place in Wallenberg Auditorium in the Alfred Nobel Memorial Hall of Science. The lecture, which is sponsored by the Gustavus peace studies program, is free and open to the public.

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from the University of Missouri, and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Brown University. A member of the faculty at Carleton since 1989, Williams’ primary teaching interests include 19th century slavery studies, social and intellectual history, black conservatism, and cultural studies.

For more information about this event, contact Mimi Gerstbauer, associate professor of political science and director of the peace studies program, at 507-933-7421 or


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