MLK Symposium to Explore Civil Rights Across Generations
Date Published: Jan. 9, 2017
Survivor and witness to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama,
Dale Long, and Royalyn Reid, entrepreneur and 2016 Dallas Business Journal Minority
Business Leader Award recipient, will speak at this year’s MLK Day Symposium on “The
Role and Influence of Civil Rights Across Generations” on Monday, Jan. 16.
“The Role and Influence of Civil Rights Across Generations” will begin at 11 a.m.
in the Multipurpose Room in SB Hall, and the panel discussion will be moderated by
junior biology major Briget Hyde, BA ’18. Following the discussion, at noon, there
will be a luncheon on the third floor of SB Hall.
“There will be three generations of discussion on civil rights,” said Greg Bell, associate
dean of faculty affairs and associate professor of management in the Satish & Yasmin
Gupta College of Business. “What’s unique about this year’s MLK Day Symposium is that
we also have a first-person perspective on the Civil Rights Movement from a victim
of the 1963 church bombing.”
The event, which is co-sponsored by the Gupta College of Business, President’s Office
and Office of Advancement, is free and open to the general public, but attendees are
asked to RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.