During the 1960s, Dr. King made several visits to the UK and on 29 October 1961, he preached at Bloomsbury Baptist Church. It is a great privilege to be hosting this special event at the very place where Dr. King preached.
From Montgomery to Memphis is an extraordinary, rarely seen documentary made in 1970 and tracing Dr. King’s life and accomplishments from the 1955 bus boycott to his 1968 assassination. Such screenings as this one will become an integral part of MLK Global – a new project launched in 2017 to deepen awareness of Dr. King’s international relevance for today and in particular his call to recognise the inter-related nature of economic exploitation, racism and militarism. He rightly argued that to dismantle one, you must dismantle all.
This London gathering was also a solidarity event with the Poor People’s Campaign in the USA, led by Rev William Barber, aiming to shift the moral, social and economic narrative in the USA. June 23rd marked the end of 40 days civil disobedience as they seek to finish what Dr. King started.