Martin Luther King, Jr – A Life in American History

January 9th at 7pm at the North Andover Historical Society

Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. on the cover of Dr. Jamie J. Wilson's book

Dr. Jaimie Wilson, History Professor at Salem State University and author of “Martin Luther King, Jr – A Life in American History” will speak about Dr. King’s lasting legacy in a talk at the North Andover Historical Society, 800 Mass Ave, on Tuesday January 9 at 7 pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved here. Walk-ins are also welcome.In a timely talk the week before Dr. King’s birthday, Dr. Wilson offers a fresh approach to King’s life, achievements, and lasting contributions to civil rights, social justice, and American history, following King’s early life as the son of a noted Baptist preacher in Atlanta, to his adulthood as the most visible, influential, and controversial leader of the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1960s. Dr. Wilson situates King within and alongside the major events that King helped define, including the push for desegregation, equal rights for Black Americans, and the antiwar movement.