To Shape a New World: The Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Now - Dr. Brandon M. Terry

Martin Institute

This lecture explores the ethical and political thought of  Martin Luther King, Jr. by interrogating King’s body of public philosophy, as well as its leading critics and interpreters.  Terry argues that we can find indispensable resources for many of our current political crises in King’s work and some hope for the times ahead. 

Brandon M. Terry is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies at Harvard University. A scholar of African American political thought, political philosophy, and race, politics, and culture, Terry is the editor, with Tommie Shelby, of To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Harvard University Press, 2018) and the editor of Fifty Years Since MLK (Boston Review/MIT 2018).  Lunch will be served.