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MLK Day Program: The Sword and the Shield

January 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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LBJ Foundation
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Established by Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1969, the LBJ Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Sword and the Shield


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The LBJ School, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD), the LBJ Foundation, BookPeople and Huston-Tillotson University present a special program to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Peniel Joseph, LBJ School professor and CSRD director, will discuss his critically acclaimed book, “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr” on Monday, January 18, 2021. Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson, will moderate.

Named a TIME 100 must-read book of 2020, one of Financial Times’s Best Books of 2020: Politics, a TLS Book of the Year and among the PEN America Awards Longlists, this dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the 20th century’s most iconic leaders.

Buy the book from BookPeople: https://www.bookpeople.com/book/9781541617865