Also, on Aug. 21-23, the Montreat Conference Center in the North Carolina mountains will host a gathering centered on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s unfinished agenda. The event comes 50 years after King spoke there to a meeting of the Christian Action Conference.
“A Teach-In for Rededicating Ourselves to the Dream” will feature a lineup of nationally renowned figures, including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a hero of the civil rights movement; columnists Leonard Pitts and Charles Blow; the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and organizer of the Moral Monday marches in Raleigh; Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the first woman elected bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and the Rev. Grady Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)