“Occupy: Something Borrowed or Something New?”

Posted by at 12:39AM

As part of Stanford’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, two incredibly renowned professors will be holding a discussion tomorrow comparing and contrasting the Occupy movement and the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. Stanford’s own Clayborne Carson will be accompanied by Harvard professor Charles Ogletree at the Black Community Services Center at 7:30pm. A civil rights activist, Carson has taught all over the world and is the director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute . Ogletree, a Stanford grad, is known for his work in court as well as in the classroom. He also fought hard on behalf of the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, taking their battle for reparations to the Supreme Court. If you’re currently occupying a library on campus or are otherwise interested in the Occupy movement, the discussion promises to be interesting and provide a much appreciated historical perspective. 

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