Thu, May 10|
Lowell Lecture by Bernice King - Minister, Attorney & Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Discover the powerful conclusion of the 2018 Lowell Institute Lecture Series with a compelling talk by Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center and the youngest daughter of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Time & Location
May 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Boston, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
About the event
The 2018 Lowell Institute Lecture Series, themed "Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice," featured an array of renowned activists, speakers, and writers. Concluding this enlightening series was Bernice A. King, the CEO of The King Center and the youngest daughter of Coretta Scott King and the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. An accomplished public speaker, minister, and attorney, King's accomplishments ranged from establishing the Be a King Scholarship in honor of Coretta Scott King to leading the global commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Her lecture was hosted at the Boston Public Library – Central Branch in Rabb Hall and was open to the public.
The Lowell Institute, founded in 1836 by Boston businessman John Lowell, Jr., has a rich history of supporting free public lectures and educational programs accessible to all citizens regardless of gender or race. This noble tradition continued with the 2018 Lowell Lecture Series, featuring voices that explored contemporary social justice issues. The series aligned perfectly with the Lowell Institute's mission of promoting moral, intellectual, and physical education for the citizens of Boston.
Bernice A. King, with her powerful message and legacy as the daughter of civil rights icons, represented an impactful culmination to the Lowell Institute's tradition of free, thought-provoking lectures. The series remains a testament to the spirit of open education and social justice advocacy that the Lowell Institute has championed for nearly two centuries.