Mentors to Martin Luther King, Jr.
A panel discussion was held on mentors to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and influences on his thinking. Imam Emeritus Plemon… read more
A panel discussion was held on mentors to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and influences on his thinking. Imam Emeritus Plemon el-Amin moderated. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience.
Howard Thurman, who served as dean of theology at Howard and Boston Universities, was a Morehouse College classmate of Martin Luther King, Sr, and he served as a mentor, spiritual adviser, and a friend to Martin Luther King, Jr. Morehouse College President Benjamin Elijah Mays taught Martin Luther King, Jr., and became a lifelong friend.
“King, Mays and Thurman: Interfaith Pioneers” was a program of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.
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- Plemon T. el-Amin Imam Emeritus Atlanta (GA) Masjid of Al-Islam
- Randall Maurice Jelks Associate Professor University of Kansas->American Studies Department
- Preston T. King Scholar in Residence Morehouse College->Leadership Center
- Willis B. Sheftall Jr. Provost (Interim) Morehouse College
- Luther E. Smith Jr. Professor Emory University->Church and Community
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