Date(s) - 21/11/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room G.33, The Barbara Strang Teaching Centre Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
About Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign at fifty
Dr. Kerry Taylor, Associate Professor of History, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
A specialist in twentieth-century US, labor, African American, and oral history, Taylor came to the Citadel after serving as the Associate Director of the Southern Oral History Program in Chapel Hill. He co-edited volume 4 and volume 5 of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (University of California Press, 2000 and 2005) and American Labor and the Cold War (Rutgers University Press, 2004).
In addition to directing The Citadel Oral History Program, Taylor has been extensively involved in grassroots organising in Charleston and across the South, particularly in the “Fight for 15” movement to organise fast food workers for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union recognition.
This is a free event, open to all.