I Have A Dream . . . about Indianapolis
Nov. 14, 2015
2 to 3:30 p.m.
St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 1651 St. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis
In an original and stirring experience, the community is invited to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 "I Have a Dream” speech and to consider its impact and implications for Indianapolis's past, present and future. This interactive discussion features Marion Court Judge David Dreyer, Christian Theological Seminary Professor Rufus Burrow, Indy Chamber CEO Michael Huber, IUPUI Assistant Professor of History and Museum Studies Modupe Labode, Central Indiana Community Foundation CEO Brian Payne, and student Markell Pipkins.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church is where Dr. King once preached. The program concludes with a 10-minute walk to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (17th and Broadway streets) to visit the Landmark for Peace sculpture which marks where Robert Kennedy announced to a stunned crowd April 4, 1968 that Dr. King had been assassinated. Together, what is OUR dream about Indianapolis?
This event is free, but registration is requested. Walk-ins welcome.
Presented by the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, Inc., St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, NCAA Office of Inclusion, IUPUI Departments of History and Museum Studies, and the Indiana Historical Society.
This program is part of the 2015 Spirit and Place Festival. Tweet about this event and follow along with festival activities using #SPIndy.