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MLK Day Virtual Program: ‘The Sword and the Shield’
Mon January 18 @ 11:30 am | 12:30 pmFree
The LBJ School, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD), the LBJ Foundation, BookPeople and Huston-Tillotson University present a special program to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Peniel Joseph, LBJ School professor and CSRD director, will discuss his critically acclaimed book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan.18, 2021. Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, president and CEO of Huston-Tillotson, will moderate.
Named a TIME 100 must-read book of 2020, one of Financial Times‘s Best Books of 2020: Politics, one of TLS Books of the Year and a PEN America Awards Longlist, this dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the 20th century’s most iconic leaders.