2018 Thursdays at Courthouse Square: Martin Luther King, Jr. Speeches with Troy Patterson Thomas
The first of the 2018 Thursdays at Courthouse Square commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The first in our 2018 Thursdays at Courthouse Square series is a special program about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, best known for his nonviolent approach to activism, was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. In 1955, King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, and helped organize the 1963 March on Washington where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. 2018 marks 50 years since the passing of Martin Luther King, Jr. Troy Patterson Thomas is an orator extraordinaire who remarkably emulates MLK manner in his speech, mannerisms, and looks. Patterson Thomas will deliver a selection from several of Dr. King’s speeches.