WHO: Thomas Sugrue
WHAT: Penn Lightbulb Café, "The Martin Luther King Jr. We Have Forgotten"
WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 6-7 p.m.
WHERE: World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia
Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Dr. Thomas Sugrue, a leading historian of the struggle for racial equality, challenges the myths surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. and his politics; explores his relationship to conservatives, moderates, liberals and radicals; and reexamines his vision for racial and economic justice.
The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.