Kevin Powell: MLK, Civil Rights, Social Media, and the New Activism

THU, FEB 1, 2018 (00:00)

Activist and author Kevin Powell explores America during the civil rights movement, with an emphasis on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through examinations of the landscape of that era and what has changed since, he highlights the work that remains to be done in the twenty-first century around race, gender, class, sexual identity, spiritual and religious beliefs, different abilities and disabilities, and more. He also explores today’s young people, American pop culture, and social media and its effect on activism.

+ BIO: Kevin Powell

One of the leading voices of his generation, Kevin Powell is an acclaimed public speaker and college lecturer, writer and author of ten books, and regular commentator on political and cultural issues of the day in all forms of media. His most recent book is Open Letters To America, a collection of essays about America in the era of Barack Obama.

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