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MLK Convocation featuring Linda Johnson Rice

January 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join us next Monday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Bohm Theatre for Albion College’s 2024 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration, featuring a special Q&A with Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Publishing Company and former Chairman Emeritus of Ebony Media Operations, moderated by Jiquanda Johnson, founder and editor of Flint Beat. Johnson Rice and Johnson will explore the theme, “Shifting the Cultural Climate Through the Study and Practice of Kingian Nonviolence.”

More than just a publication, EBONY Magazine captured the post-war optimism and aspirational dreams of multiple generations of African Americans. Centering narratives on a people with stories told by the people. So much so that from 1957 to 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. penned a monthly advice column called “Advice for Living,” where readers of the magazine could ask King his thoughts. Timely for the era, King responded to a myriad of questions from readers of the magazine.

A veteran journalist, Jiquanda Johnson launched Flint Beat in 2017 to fill news gaps in an underserved community after Flint, Michigan residents said they needed more from their news coverage. Since its debut, Flint Beat has taken the lead as a news platform for the Flint community to be heard.

Learn more about this community-college partnership event and other special performances and exhibits.


January 22
7:00 pm
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Bohm Theatre
201 S Superior St
Albion, MI 49224 United States