Bright Black Presents: “Beyond the Dream?” Day Conference

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

24th April 2018, 9.30am – 5pm – Highgate Baptist Church, Birmingham

This one day conference brings together scholars and activists, fans and critics of Martin Luther King Jr. to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century.

For many people, MLK is known solely for his iconic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, but King’s vision for the prophetic, love-inspired-ethic of societal peace and harmony has divided his supporters in more recent times.

This conference will try to provide a more holistic and comprehensive appraisal of the activism and ministry of MLK. Is he more than just the ‘Dream’? Did his non-violent struggle actually bear fruit and, is it a relevant mode of social action in today’s context of increasing racism?

Including talks by Professor Anthony G. Reddie, Richard Reddie, Revd Kumar Rajagopalan, and a panel which brings together activists and those in ministry concerned with applying MLK’s insights into their present context.

Click to download the full programme.

For further information on the day please contact Revd Kumar Rajagopalan at

Bright Black is a gathering organised by Rev. Rajagopalan to encourage Black & Minority Ethnic ministers to undertake studies at masters and doctoral level.

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