Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Geneseo's Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr., is guided by the following understanding of King's life & legacy:
Martin Luther King, Jr., is the most visible leader of the modern Civil Rights Movement. He came to prominence during the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott after he was drafted as a reluctant leader. In the process, he began to develop the ideas of nonviolent resistance-- as tactic and philosophy--that are closely associated with him. An effective and charismatic speaker, King was skilled at reaching multiple audiences and drawing on and synthesizing ideas from multiple traditions.
Decades after his death, many of us are still moved by his words and vision. Unfortunately, however, our culture has done much to sanitize King. We have frozen him in 1963 giving his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Learn more>>