On the eve of the passage of Great Society civil rights legislation in the mid 1960s, Martin Luther King addressed a vast audience of marchers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In his speech he referred to “the promissory note” owed to all Americans, guaranteeing that all would share the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Now, 60 years later, we ask if that debt has been paid. What constitutes a just society and how can we achieve that dream? Knowing that history and where we are now, our young panel of forward thinkers looks out six more decades to envision a better future. What should a New Deal for a Greater Society look like?
This is a hybrid event. Registration is required for in-person attendance and virtual attendance.
This program is part of the Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks 2024 series, funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities through a Community Project Grant.
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!
Sunday, April 21, 2024 2:00pm
Nashua Public Library2 Court St.Nashua NH 03060
Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
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