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Fifty Years after MLK: Civil Rights in a Changing Landscape

Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  His leadership, vision, and untimely death altered the course of the national civil rights movement.  Here in Boston, leaders and activists tackled the issues of discrimination and inequality impacting the entire country, but also faced challenges unique to Boston. As we fast-forward to today, progress sits in the shadows of inequality that has not been remedied and faces new challenges that threaten to undermine modest gains and future successes. Our speakers will discuss the civil rights landscape in Boston from the 1960s to today, and the future of the civil rights movement at a time when national political leaders seek to roll back protections and erode equal rights.

This program is sponsored in part by the Boston Bar Foundation Beacon Fund for Diversity & Inclusion. This fund is dedicated to supporting the diversity and inclusion projects of the Boston Bar Association.  For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Megan Leppert at or (617) 778-1924.

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Carolyn Barrett


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