Friday, January 15, 2010

MLK Day Speaker Announced At Tech

A mid-state historian will lecture on the civil rights movement in Tennessee during a presentation at Tennessee Tech University on Martin Luther King Day, Monday. Organizers say that while many books have focused on the national civil rights movement and prominent leaders such as King and Malcolm X, Bobby L. Lovett, a history professor at Tennessee State University, has written the first book to examine Tennessee’s civil rights movement. Lovett will present "The MLK Connection to the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, and How the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee influenced MLK," at noon in Derryberry Auditorium. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public.