Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

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Date(s) - Monday, January 20, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

City Performance Hall


In North Texas, the 2014 keystone MLK Day event is the Ninth Annual MLK Symposium, focused this year on “Fifty Years After “The Dream”: The status of Civil Rights in America,” and featuring Iconic Journalist, Culture Critic, and TV Host Touré

Fifty years ago, in his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King, Jr., said “…With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.” Is that dream becoming a reality? Keynote speaker Touré will be joined by panelists Rev. Peter Johnson, Lauren Embrey and Dr. Angela Ards to discuss the realities of race in America fifty years after the dream.

Touré is the author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now, which was named one of the Most Notable Books of 2011 by The New York Times and The Washington Post. It was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work of Non-Fiction. He has published three previous books and is at work on three more: one on multi-platinum rapper Nas, as well as What’s a Real Man?, which investigates what it means to be a man in America today, scheduled for a spring 2015 release. His book on legendary artist Prince called I Would Die For U, was released in 2013.

He is an NBC contributor and a regular on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan ShowThe Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and NewsNation with Tamron Hall. He is a columnist for He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his wife and two children.

General Admission $20
Teachers and Member Teachers $10
Students are free with valid school identification
Dallas Institute members (Friend level and above) receive two complimentary tickets

There will be a musical introduction by the North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship Men in Worship Ensemble

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