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The Durr Lecture Series

Dr. Cornel West - Univeristy Professor, Philosopher, Influential Intellectual

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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The theme of the 2018 Durr Lecture is the lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our lecturer is Dr. Cornel West.

The Date is Saturday April 14 at 6PM
King Memorial Baptist Church (454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104) The lecture is free and open to the public.
Due to overwhelming demand, seats for the live events are no longer available. Dr. West's lecture will be available via livestream.

Watch the livestream from 6-8pm Central!

Make a weekend of it! 

Join us for a special film presentation: The Durrs of Montgomery
Friday, April 13 | 7 p.m.

Goodwyn Hall 109
AUM Campus [see directions and campus maps]

About the Lecturer

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual.  He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris.  Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and has edited 13.  Though he is best known for his classics Race Matters -- which celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a new release, Democracy Matters, his memoir, Brother West:  Living and Loving Out Loud, and the critically acclaimed Black Prophetic Fire.  Dr. West is a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now.  

He made his film debut in the Matrix – and was the commentator (with Ken Wilbur) on the official trilogy released in 2004.  He also has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films including Examined LifeCall & ResponseSidewalk, and Stand.

Last, he has made three spoken word albums including Never Forget, collaborating with Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One and the late Gerald Levert.  His spoken word interludes were featured on Terence Blanchard’s Choices (which won the Grand Prix in France for the best Jazz Album of the year of 2009), The Cornel West Theory’s Second Rome, Raheem DeVaughn’s Grammy-nominated Love & War: Masterpeace, and most recently on Bootsy Collins’ The Funk Capital of the World.  In short, Cornel West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Make a weekend of it! 

Join us for a special film presentation: The Durrs of Montgomery
Friday, April 13 | 7 p.m.

Goodwyn Hall 109
AUM Campus [see directions and campus maps]

Watch the livestream from 6-8pm Central!