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Dear Merced College Community,


Please note the following film presentation today, Wednesday, April 30th, 3pm-5pm, MC Room V 140:


The Promised Land (1967-1968):


In this month and year, on April 4th, 2008,  the nation recognized the 40th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the final year of Dr. Martin Luther King's life, the movement for justice and civil rights turned its attention to the economic issues confronting the nation. Dr. King also confronted the war in Vietnam.  Moved by the increasing level of poverty, Dr. King and his staff searched for a strategy to effect a recognition of the level of destitution in this country.  They began to organize a "Poor People's Campaign", a march of the poor to Washington to D.C. where they would erect Resurrection City to embarrass and motivate a reluctant government.  In the midst of organizing the campaign, Dr. King was called away to help black sanitation workers on strike in Memphis.  On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.  He was 39 years of age. 


For further information, please contact the Diversity Committee Chair, Professor Art Cardoza, at extension 6356.


Thank you,


Dr. Amerjit K. Johl

Professor of History

Merced College




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