Ambassador Andrew Young spoke on October 20 at the Oakland City Center Marriott to kick off the 2012-2013 Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series. Click the link below to read more about this exciting event. Check back soon for pictures and video.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is pleased to announce Year Two of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, to begin October 20th, with life-long civil rights leader Ambassador Andrew Young!
Thank you to all those that joined Congressman John Lewis’ lecture at the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series. As Congressman Lewis said, it felt more like a mass meeting than a lecture.
The Freedom Center is honored to host Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), longtime civil rights warrior, in Oakland on April 21. Congressman Lewis will speak as part of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series. The Series invites Civil Rights dignitaries for inspired conversations on Dr. King’s eternal question: Where do we go from here, Chaos or Community?
“Youth need to believe that they can go to college!!” This is the message that U.S. Secretary of Treasury Rosie Rios relayed to Freedom Center youth Jabari LaChaux and Elena Pecot-Zuniga. Giving students the mindset of knowing that they can succeed in life despite challenges, obstacles and hurdles is the best way to remain vigilant in the process of social change.
The Freedom Center was honored to join Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman John Lewis on the 12th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama.