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Documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be shown and discussed at Cal State San Bernardino

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In celebration of Black History Month, Cal State San Bernardino will host a screening and discussion of the documentary “King in the Wilderness” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the John M. Pfau Library’s multimedia center (PL-5005).
 
The event is free and open to the public. Parking at CSUSB is $6.
 
“King in the Wilderness,” an HBO original documentary, examines the last three years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, covering his work to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his opposition to the Vietnam War, his Poor People’s Campaign, and his assassination.
 
“‘King in the Wilderness’ chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum,” reads the HBO website. “While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.”
 
Following the screening, Rafik Mohamed, dean of the university’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will facilitate a discussion. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the conversation.
 
Light refreshments will be offered during the event.
 
The screening is organized by the John M. Pfau Library and the University Diversity Committee.
 
For more information about the event, contact Robie Madrigal at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.
 
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit inside.csusb.edu.


 


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