Martin Luther King, Jr. and CGP

As we are gearing up for a semester’s worth of explorations into issues of class, race, and gender in twentieth- and twenty-first-century America, I thought it would be appropriate on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to point out one of the ways in which CGP — specifically our own Professor Gretchen Sullivan Sorin — has contributed to preserving the legacy of this civil rights icon.  In 2002, Gretchen served as principal curator for In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which toured the country with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).  According to the exhibition’s website, it was “the first major exhibition of visual arts dedicated to celebrating this American hero.”  For more information about the show, see the exhibition’s website and catalogue.

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