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Bentonville College Speaker Celebrates King’s Work

Posted: January 24, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Dr. Calvin White, Jr., director of the African and African American Studies program at the University of Arkansas, gives a presentation titled 'Was it All a Dream?: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Vision Today' on Thursday January 23, 2014 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.
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Dr. Calvin White, Jr., director of the African and African American Studies program at the University of Arkansas, gives a presentation titled 'Was it All a Dream?: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Vision Today' on Thursday January 23, 2014 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

Equality is typically viewed as a fundamental American value, but in some ways it’s lacking in this nation, a University of Arkansas faculty member said Thursday.

At A Glance

Calvin White Jr.

White’s research focuses on the extent to which class, respectability and the efforts of racial uplift intersected in the development of African-Americans’ religious traditions and racial identity after emancipation in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta. His most recent book, “The Rise to Respectability: Race, Religion and the Church of God in Christ” was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2012. He served as a Gilder-Lehrman fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, N.Y.

Source: University Of Arkansas

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