Table of Brotherhood Tour Kicks Off Saturday in Atlanta

The discussion tour is set to tackle topics related to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of the dedication of his memorial in D.C.

Posted: 08/05/2011 02:19 PM EDT

The Table of Brotherhood tour hosted by CNN analyst Roland Martin kicks off Saturday at Atlanta’s Morehouse College.


The four-city discussion tour, which is open to the public, will feature groups of notable panelists discussing topics related to Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, ahead of the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington D.C. later this month.


Panelists at Saturday’s discussion include filmmaker Spike Lee, MLK National Memorial Foundation Chief Marketing Strategist Ty Christian, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), author Lisa Nichols and the Rev. Otis Moss Jr. of Cleveland’s Mount Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, just to name a few.


Such topics set to be discussed include: the future of education, realizing the dream: freedom, racism and progress, the future of our youth, and civil rights progress: a look back/ a look forward.


The tour, sponsored by the GM Foundation, Chevrolet and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, will also make stops in the following cities and locations:


August 13, 2011

National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry St. Memphis, Tenn., 38103


August 20, 2011

DuSable Museum of African-American History

740 E. 56th St., Chicago, Ill., 60637


August 26, 2011

Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001


Learn more about events leading up to the historic dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in D.C. here.

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