1963 Then & Now: A 60-Year Retrospective of America

Event Sponsor
Stanford Humanities Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
African & African American Studies
American Studies Program
History Department
Department of Religious Studies
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street

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Please join Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute for an interdisciplinary symposium on October 12-13. While August 2023 will mark 60 years since the momentous March on Washington, the Institute felt hosting the event on the 60th anniversary of Attorney General Bobby Kennedy’s memo granting the FBI permission to wiretap MLK "at his current address or at any future address to which he may move," was a way to center just how radical the events of 1963 were in the moment.

The aim of this symposium then is to commemorate the importance of the civil rights struggles of 1963 what they mean for us today, 60 years later. In revisiting 1963, we hope to have robust conversation, civil disagreement, and above all, an educational and empowering experience.

About the Speakers

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute on Race, the Department of History, the American Studies Program, African and African American Studies, and Religious Studies