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The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection

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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Morehouse College, and the Atlanta University Center library invite you to a welcoming reception and public program. We welcome the newest collection of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Voice to the Voiceless Collection– The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. After viewing the newest collection, guests will hear from Morehouse College President, Dr. David Thomas, and other civic leaders as they speak about Dr. King’s leadership in civic engagement, civil and human rights, and moral leadership.

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Dr. David A. Thomas took office as the 12th President of Morehouse College on Jan. 1, 2018, ushering in a new era of leadership for Morehouse College, the nation’s largest and most prestigious liberal arts college for men.

Thomas is nationally renowned for his research on managing diversity in the workplace. He has written numerous case studies and academic articles on the subject. He is also the co-author of two related books: “Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America,” one of the first in-depth studies to focus on minorities who have made it to the top; and “Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools.”


El-Mahdi, or “EL” as his friends and students call him, has proudly called Henry County his home since 2003. He’s active as a local educator at Eagles Landing Middle School (GAE union member) and as the Executive Director of Veterans Lead, with its mission of working with organizations to help improve the lives of America’s returning military veterans.

About The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection gallery features a rotating exhibition of items from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


January 19, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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