UChicago MLK Celebration 2013
Filmmaker and civil rights activist Judy Richardson was the keynote speaker at the University of Chicago’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration. The January 17 event featured Richardson in conversation with Charles Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration. The two looked back at Richardson’s involvement with civil rights in the 1960s and her efforts to commemorate the civil rights movement and its legacy. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, where the event was held, was the site of one of King’s first major speeches in Chicago in 1956.