The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Poor People's Campaign he was planning when he was killed. This was a movement of the poor across racial lines that Dr. King called an unsettling "freedom church of the poor". This course explores King's theology in relationship to the Poor People's Campaign, including the themes of freedom, human dignity and salvation. The context for this exploration is the 2018 Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival taking place across the nation in the spring and summer of 2018 and continuing into the fall. Students experience the unfolding of this movement, including an emphasis on its emerging theological and political themes and significance for future congregational and community organizing.
- Professor: Colleen Wessel-McCoy