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King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” discussion set for January 26

Update | Thursday, January 20, 2022

In celebration of Columbus State’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week and the life, service, and activism of King, the Black Student Union, in collaboration with the MLK Planning Committee, will hold a virtual panel discussion on the historic “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

Panelists include Columbus State professors Reuel Barksdale, Paul Cook Sr., Robyn Lyons-Robinson, and Jennifer Nardone.  The moderators from the Black Student Union will be Le’Ken Stokes, president, and Charity Treat, vice president. 

The event is free and open to the publi but preparation is recommended. Organizers suggest attendees read two documents and view one video ahead of the event to prepare for the discussion of the historically significant letter, its themes, and relevance in society today. 

The live virtual discussion and presentation will be held at this Zoom link on Wednesday, January 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

The flyer for the event.

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