Campus History Series - When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh

When

Ongoing

Where

  • Virtual

Event Description

On July 31, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh to an integrated audience of about 5,000. Meanwhile, a counter-protest was held at Memorial Auditorium, followed by a march by members from two factions of the Ku Klux Klan. W. Jason Miller, professor of English at NC State University and author of Origins of the Dream, will discuss his research into this little-known historical convergence.

This event is in partnership with the NC State Alumni Association

Contact Information

Marian Fragola
919-513-3481

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Accessibility

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, such as live captioning, please contact Marian Fragola at marian_fragola@ncsu.edu or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

With a N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. inscription around the curl, the AFL-CIO (with its local offices at 1408 Hillsborough St.) produced and distributed these buttons for Dr. King’s July 31, 1966 visit.

With a N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. inscription around the curl, the AFL-CIO (with its local offices at 1408 Hillsborough St.) produced and distributed these buttons for Dr. King’s July 31, 1966 visit.