Martin Luther King Jr. - Reflections of a Dream
On April 4, 1968 at 6:01 pm Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Two months previously, he eulogized himself, saying he did not want to be remembered for the honors he received, by rather for trying to "feed the hungry," "clothe the naked," "be right on the [Vietnam] war question," and "love and serve humanity." Forty-three years later, we are asking how King is remembered, how we honor his life, and where we have taken “the Dream.”
Speaker and Community Activist, Arnie Alpert, SNHU ’95, will talk about the Dream as it has played out in New Hampshire. As Communications Coordinator for the Martin Luther King Day Committee from 1988 to 1999, Arnie played a central role in the campaign for a state holiday honoring Dr. King. The holiday was enacted in 1999 and first observed officially in 2000.
Arnie Alpert is New Hampshire Program Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, Concord, NH.
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