Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue – Day 4
The Martin Luther King Days of Dialogue week of events continues with three more scheduled today for Laramie residents.
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
-A panel discussion with the "Black 14" alumni, Wyoming Union.
In October 1969, 14 African American football players at the University of Wyoming were dismissed from the team for planning a protest on campus against the discriminatory practices of the Mormon Church during their game against Brigham Young University. The Black 14 incident alerted the nation to civil rights issues in college athletics. Co-Chair Chicory Bechtel explains the topics of the discussion for the panel: Chicory Bechtel on Black 14.
-The presentation, "Introduction to Islam," to be given by Dr. Seth Ward. Albany County Public Library.
The event is the first of a 5-part reading and discussion series that delves into the journeys of Muslims.
-Screening of critically acclaimed movie, "Fruitvale Station." Wyo Theater.
The film chronicles the events of Oscar Grant's day leading up to his fatal shooting by a Bart transit officer at Fruitvale Station.
All events of the day are open to the public.