The King Center CEO Bernice A. King to Close 2018 Lowell Lecture Series

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Since its founding in 1836, the Lowell Institute has sponsored free public lectures and other educational programs throughout the Boston area.

The theme of the 2018 series is Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice. Closing out the five-month lecture series is Bernice A King, CEO of The King Center and youngest daughter of Coretta Scott King and the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..

King earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Spelman College and master of divinity and doctor of law degrees from Emory University. She has also received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Wesley College.

An acclaimed public speaker, minister, and attorney, King’s many accomplishments include establishing the Be a King Scholarship in honor of Coretta Scott King at Spelman College in 2007; launching the 100 Days of Nonviolence campaign at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy; and spearheading the global commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and her father’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28, 2013, in Washington, DC, an event which included President Obama and former Presidents Clinton and Carter as well as many other international leaders, dignitaries, and entertainers. Her book Hard Questions, Heart Answers is a collection of her sermons and speeches.

The lecture will be held at the Boston Public Library – Central Branch (700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116) in the Rabb Hall at 6:00 P.M. The event is Free and Open to the Public.

About The Lowell Institute Lecture Series:

The Lowell Institute was conceived of and funded by Boston businessman John Lowell, Jr., who upon his death left a substantial portion of his estate to a charitable trust dedicated to “the maintenance and support of public lectures for the promotion of moral and intellectual and physical instruction or education of the citizens of said city of Boston.” Lectures were to be free and open to all citizens regardless of gender or race.

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About The King Center:

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. The King Center is a 501(c)3. Nearly a million people each year make a pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.