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Expert Advisory: University at Albany Expert on Martin Luther King Jr.

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 17, 2007) - Impact of Martin Luther King Jr., Affirmative action, the Civil Rights movement in the U.S., covered by UAlbany expert on Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights movement of the 1960s was defining period in the United States. Voter intimidation throughout the South, riots in Los Angeles and the 1963 march on Washington, D.C. led by Martin Luther King Jr. were moments that will forever be linked to America's efforts to move forward from a troubled past. Professor of Africana Studies Maurice Thornton has taught on the Civil Rights movement and the contributions of such leaders as Thurgood Marshall, King and Medgar Evers. He also conducts reasearch and teaches courses on the African American family.

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