RSVP to MLK at 90: The Political Philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poster for CSRD event: MLK at 90: The Political Thought of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Brandon M. Terry, assistant professor of African and African American studies and social studies at Harvard University, will discuss the political philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Terry  is one of the nation's premier political philosophers of the African-American experience and one of our most insightful scholarly experts on the political thought of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His current research project sits at the intersection of political theory, history and African-American studies. Tentatively titled "The Tragic Vision of the Civil Rights Movement," it is a reconstruction of the philosophical foundations of historiographical debates concerning the African-American civil rights movement, and an attempt, through a synthesis of methods drawn from political theory, philosophy of history, literary theory and African-American studies, to articulate the normative significance of these historical narratives, given the widespread invocation of the example of the civil rights movement in contemporary political theory and public philosophy. 

 

Center for the Study of Race and Democracy