Events

Jan

Martin Luther King Day

All Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Location: Sherman Center

Celebrate the Life and Witness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lynn “Smokey” Hart: 11:00 am

Lynn is largely responsible for the fact that SD recognizes both Martin Luther King’s birthday and Native Americans Day as statewide holidays. What is more interesting, Lynn is 1/2 African American and 1/2 Native American. His story is humorous and filled with genuine “God” moments. He’ll speak to us live via Zoom! For those who cannot attend, the link is; https://zoom.us/j/5118326474.

John Dudley on “Naturalism and the African American Experience”: 4:00 pm

John Dudley’s talk “African American Naturalism” will focus on how the laws, customs, and traditions of the United States have historically placed barriers on African Americans’ lives and how these barriers manifest themselves in unique ways within the literary tradition of naturalism. For those who cannot attend, the link is; https://zoom.us/j/92718069560.

The Story of Daryl Davis: 7:00 pm

Daryl Davis, an African American musician, befriended leaders in the Ku Klux Klan and through the gift of friendship, influenced them to renounce white racism. His story will inspire you to break down the barriers of racism through friendship. He asks us all, “How do you hate me when you don’t even know me?” For his TED talk: https://youtu.be/ORp3q1Oaezw.

May we all join together on this day to seek the healing our country so desperately needs.