I Have a Dream . . . About Indianapolis

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 14, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church

1651 St. Andrew J. Brown Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Landmark for Peace Memorial
Picture Credit:
David Dreyer

Dr. Thomas L. Brown, David J. Dreyer, Michael Huber, Modupe Labode, Brian Payne, Markell Pipkins


Event Description:

Starting with and going beyond Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech to consider what Indianapolis should be or will be. Includes a half-mile/10 minute walk to the Landmark for Peace memorial at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park.

In an original and stirring experience, the community is invited to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 "I Have a Dream” speech and to consider its impact and implications for Indianapolis's past, present, and future. This interactive discussion will feature Marion Court Judge David Dreyer, former pastor Dr. Thomas L. Brown, Indy Chamber CEO Michael Huber, IUPUI Assistant Professor of History and Museum Studies Modupe Labode, Central Indiana Community Foundation CEO Brian Payne, and student Markell Pipkins.

To more richly connect the audience to the significance of the places in Indianapolis linked to Dr. King’s legacy, the discussion will occur at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church–where Dr. King once preached–and conclude after a 10 minute walk to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (17th & Broadway Streets) to visit the Landmark for Peace sculpture which marks where Robert Kennedy announced to a stunned crowd April 4, 1968 that Dr. King had been assassinated. Together, what is OUR dream . . . about Indianapolis?

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested. Call (317) 283-1233 for details.

Presented by the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, Inc., St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, NCAA Office of Inclusion, IUPUI Departments of History and Museum Studies, and the Indiana Historical Society.

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