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MARLBORO HOSTS DR. JOHN GRAYSON TO SPEAK IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY

MARLBORO, VT – Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. That dream was based on love, according to Dr. John Grayson, who will speak about the activist’s life and work at Marlboro College.

Grayson, a religion professor at Mount Holyoke College, will give a public talk entitled “Martin Luther King’s Strategy of Sacrificial Love and Its Critics” on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

According to Grayson, Martin Luther King, Jr and the civil rights movement adopted a protest tactic of non-violent civil disobedience based on the Christian principle of love as well as Gandhi’s principle of Satyagraha. This strategy had many critics. Grayson will examine King’s 1965 protest in Selma, Alabama, when a potential flaw in King’s strategy was exposed.

Grayson is a Ford Fellow and a Danforth Associate. As a Senior Fulbright Fellow to Germany and an American Cultural Specialist for the United States Information Service, Grayson has lectured throughout Western Europe and Africa. He has taught at Marlboro, Haverford, Smith, and Hampshire colleges.

His current scholarly project is an intellectual biography on the women who shaped the mind of Frederick Douglass.

This event is being sponsored by the Marlboro College Lecture Committee as part of the “Monday Nights at Marlboro” lecture series at Marlboro College. It is free of charge. For more information or for cancellation information due to inclement weather, contact Erin George, Public Relations Coordinator, at Marlboro College at (802) 251-7644.

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