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Booklaunch: A rebels guide to Martin Luther King

Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 7:00pm


SWP Public Meeting


The Priory Rooms
Quaker Meeting House
40 Bull St
Birmingham
B4 6AF

The Priory Rooms
Quaker Meeting House
40 Bull St
Birmingham
B4 6AF

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, politicians will queue to pay their respects.

They will smother his memory with praise but none will acknowledge the truth - that King was a radical who wanted a complete transformation of society.

Where in their vision is the King who stood out against the Vietnam War, who pledged to organise a poor people's march on Washington and who mounted a devastating critique of capitalism?

What about the King who talked of revolution and who the FBI labelled "the most dangerous Negro in America"?

Where is the King who was gunned down in Memphis while supporting striking workers?

This event will launch a new book - A Rebel's Guide to Martin Luther King - and discuss how King challenged the elite and their privileges, and fought for an end to poverty, racism and war. All welcome!




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Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 7:00pm
Add to Calendar 25-04-2018 19:00 25-04-2018 21:00 Europe/London SWP Public Meeting: Booklaunch: A rebels guide to Martin Luther King <p>On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, politicians will queue to pay their respects.</p> <p>They will smother his memory with praise but none will acknowledge the truth - that King was a radical who wanted a complete transformation of society.</p> <p>Where in their vision is the King who stood out against the Vietnam War, who pledged to organise a poor people&#39;s march on Washington and who mounted a devastating critique of capitalism?</p> <p>What about the King who talked of revolution and who the FBI labelled &quot;the most dangerous Negro in America&quot;?</p> <p>Where is the King who was gunned down in Memphis while supporting striking workers?</p> <p>This event will launch a new book - A Rebel&#39;s Guide to Martin Luther King - and discuss how King challenged the elite and their privileges, and fought for an end to poverty, racism and war. All welcome!</p> The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, B4 6AF SWP Public Meeting DD/MM/YYYY

Birmingham

The Priory Rooms
Quaker Meeting House
40 Bull St
Birmingham
B4 6AF

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