March 25, 2014

6:00PM - 7:00PM
World Cafe Live Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
  • Thomas Sugrue

    David Boies Professor of History

The Martin Luther King Jr. We Have Forgotten

Penn Lightbulb Cafe

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sugrue, a leading historian of the struggle for racial equality, challenges the myths surrounding Reverend King and his politics; explores King's relationship to conservatives, moderates, liberals, and radicals; and re-examines his vision for racial and economic justice. (Note: This event was originally scheduled for January 21 but was postponed due to snow.)

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation with a Q&A session following each talk.

Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 5–7 p.m.

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