February 6, 2013, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Internet Service Center (2nd Floor)
February 6, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ The Aigler Auditorium (3rd Floor)
The Library is celebrating African American History month with a commemorative address on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, D.C., in 1963. Professor David Krugler, who is a scholar of modern United States history and who teaches in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin--Platteville, will give the talk. He will place the March in a longer historical context and reference other marches on Washington prior to 1963. The legacy of the 1963 March will be considered from the vantage of what Martin Luther King, Jr., specifically called for and how Americans have interpreted those goals since 1963. There will be time for questions and discussion.
For those interested in more background, Professor Krugler recommends reading "King: The March, The Man, The Dream" by David J. Garrow, in AMERICAN HISTORY, August 2003, Vol. 38, Issue 3, which available through the Library's EBSCO database of scholarly articles.