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Oct 24 2019
On the weekend of October 11-13, 2019, the King Institute and the Gandhi-King Global Initiative commemorated the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth by hosting a major, international Gandhi-King conference. This conference featured three days of lectures and panel discussions by prominent...
Sep 3 2019 | Posted In: King Institute
Maude Lerita Williams Ballou, a civil rights activist and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first personal secretary, passed away on 26 August. Born 13 September 1925 in Fairfort, Alabama, and raised in Mobile, Ballou earned a BS in business administration from Southern University, Baton Rouge in 1947. She...
Aug 19 2019 | Posted In: King Institute, Liberation Curriculum
In preparation for the upcoming conference, The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice, this week, we are featuring the Google Arts & Culture
Aug 5 2019 | Posted In: King Institute, Liberation Curriculum
More than sixty years ago, on February 3rd, 1959, Martin Luther King, Jr., embarked on a five-week-long journey to India. The trip had a tremendous and lasting impact on King. Experiencing firsthand the results of Gandhi's nonviolent activism, King solidified his belief in the power of nonviolence...
Jul 25 2019 | Posted In: King Institute, Liberation Curriculum
The King Institute is honored and excited to host an international conference on October 11-13, 2019, titled "The Uplift for All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice." Under the banner of the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI), we will welcome scholars, activists,...

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