Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and America: A Lecture Series at Marquette University: Home

This annual lecture series hopes to inform people about the history of the civil rights movement and evaluate the legacy of the movement for our country today. The series is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of the Provost.

Directions to the Forum and Lecture

The Forum and Lecture will be held in the Beaumier Suites on the Lower Level of the Raynor Library.

Directions and Campus Maps

The 2015 Panel Discussion and Associated Events

The 2014 Forum and Lecture on Tuesday January 21 at Raynor Library--4:00 and 6:00

The 2013 Lecture

Rev. Bryan Massingale Lecture:
"King's Birmingham City Jail Letter 50 Years Later"


photo of Rev. Bryan MassingaleJanuary 2013—Rev. Bryan Massingale, Professor in the department of Theology, will give a lecture on Martin Luther King Jr.'s landmark document, "Letter from the Birmingham City Jail," on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The 50th anniversary of this seminal work occurs April 2013. Dr. King was a renowned advocate for non-violent activism during the Civil Rights Movement, which he led. His work has had historic impact. He inspired nations and changed race relations in the United States.

Rev. Massingale's talk is presented in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, observed annually on the third Monday of January. The event is hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries and will take place in the Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C from 4-5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

In conjunction with this lecture Raynor Memorial Libraries has prepared a Resource Guide on the Birmingham Jail Letter.