Previous symposia

The 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium with Teju Cole

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The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium premiering The 67th Book of the Bible:

An original stage play from Jonathan Norton, directed by Derrick Sanders, and produced by Will Power.

Jonathan Norton
Playwright Jonathan Norton
Derrick Sanders
Director Derrick Sanders
Will Power
Producer Will Power

The 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium featuring Touré

TV personality and cultural critic Touré.
TV personality and cultural critic Touré.

The 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium featuring Ambassador Andrew Young

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Andrew Young

In 2013, the Dallas Institute’s annual MLK Symposium addressed “The Role of the African American Church in the Civil Rights Movement,” featuring as keynote speaker one of the true heroes of the movement, Ambassador Andrew Young.


The 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium featuring Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson

“The World Dr. King Inherited & Changed” addressed an aspect of Dr. King’s legacy which is in danger of being forgotten: the social and cultural conditions that led to the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

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