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  • Discussion on the Last Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr
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    Last Speeches of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A discussion on Lincoln’s second inaugural address and MLK’s “Mountaintop” speech was held at the National Cathedral. President Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol March 4, 1865, a…

  • Historical Perspective on Black Leadership
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    Historical Perspective on Black Leadership

    Scholars, civil rights leaders and others talked about the history of civil rights and how past leaders in the black community would have responded to contemporary issues. They also talked…

  • Martin Luther King Jr and Foreign Policy
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. and Foreign Policy

    Professor Carson spoke about Dr. King’s attitudes toward Western philosophical universal ideals, such as democracy and freedom. He posited that King would have criticized those who completely…