Events / 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture

2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture

4:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Center, 320 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

“From Selma to Ferguson: On Being Faithful to the Moment”

Ambassador Charles Stith is the guest speaker for the Office of Diversity Programs’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration lecture.  Prior to assuming his present position as the Director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University, Charles Stith, appointed by President Clinton, served as Ambassador of the United States to the United Republic of Tanzania in the traumatic period after the August 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam. Under his leadership, the Embassy was restored to stability and set a new standard for U.S. Embassies promoting American Trade and investment in Africa.

Stith is the founder and former National President of the Organization for a New Equality (O.N.E.), an organization which focuses on expanding economic opportunities for minorities and women. He is the author of Political Religion (Abingdon Press,1995) as well as numerous articles, which have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Denver Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the Chicago Sun Times.

The Celebration lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Eric P. Newman Center at Washington University School of Medicine, 320 S. Euclid Av.  The event is free of charge.  To RSVP, please call the Office of Diversity Programs 314-362-6854 or email us at