Dr. Booker Ingram, the chair of PC’s political science department, gave a talk on the civil rights movement that took place in the mid-20th century, which was largely led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, whose “I Have A Dream” speech still inspires Americans and people all over the world. Originally meant to take place on January 21, the talk had to be rescheduled to the 28th because of Friday’s weather conditions.
Right before Dr. Ingram stood up and spoke, attendees got to enjoy a Chinese food buffet.
Along with last year’s “Having Tea with Confucius and Paul” talk by Dr. K. K. Yeo, this event was among the academic/intellectual events that the Confucius Institute at Presbyterian College endeavors to help make possible. The MLK speech came right after the holiday memorializing the non-violent African American activist, who was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, TN, and before Black History Month (February).
By Xiaorui Du