January 14, 2024 “The Mystic Behind Martin Luther King, Jr.”

How did Martin Luther King become the courageous, articulate, powerful voice and presence for Civil Rights? That’s a complicated question. One major influence on King was Howard Thurman who taught at Howard University and also at Boston University when King was a grad student there. Thurman was a mystic, theologian, Christian, and powerful preacher. He traveled to India in 1936, met Gandhi and brought back to America the message of non-violent resistance. Let’s explore the profound effect that Thurman had on King as we celebrate this ML King weekend.

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