"Reclaiming the Great World House: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision for 21st Century Leadership" with Dr. Vicki Crawford
Program Information
Every year, the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at the Elliott School of International Affairs partners with the Multicultural Student Services Center to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during King Week. This year, the George Washington University will welcome Dr. Vicki Crawford for a discussion on the following topic: "Reclaiming the Great World House: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision for 21st Century Leadership", based on Dr. Crawford's recently published book, "Reclaiming the Great World House: The Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr", which will be available for purchase from GW Campus Store during the event.

You are invited to join us for a discussion, that will be followed by a reception. Please see below for more information.

Monday, January 13th, 2020
Discussion: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Reception: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.,
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Classroom 213 || 2nd Floor Atrium
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

This event is free and open to the public. Please bring a form of ID containing your date of birth.


The Elliott School can coordinate with the university to reasonably accommodate most disabilities. If you need specific accommodations, please email leapinitiative@gwu.edu. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least three business days prior to the event to ensure full accommodations.

Disability Support Services: disabilitysupport.gwu.edu
Motherhood rooms: benefits.gwu.edu/motherhoodrooms
Gender Inclusive Bathrooms: mssc.gwu.edu/bathrooms

Point of Contact:
Hajar Tazi (202) 994 7232
Speaker Bio
Dr. Vicki Crawford is Director of the Office of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, an archive containing over 13,000 items belonging to Dr. King. As Director, she develops campus-based programming and community outreach initiatives that advance the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Crawford is a civil rights scholar whose groundbreaking volume of essays, Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers (1993) was one of the first publications to address the under-researched role of women in the African American freedom struggle. She has published numerous essays and book chapters on the Civil Rights Movement and has a strong interest in public history, having conducted workshops and seminars for middle and high school teachers as well as community leaders. Her publications include an essay, “Remembering Coretta Scott King and the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights,” in the Journal of African-American History and a foreword in the collection of essays on King titled "Caught in an Inescapable Network of Mutuality: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Globalization of an Ethical Ideal".

Dr. Crawford has a Ph.D. degree in American Studies from Emory University and has completed post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Currently, she is the General Series Editor for the Morehouse College King Collection Series on Civil and Human Rights, a collaboration with the University of Georgia Press.
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