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MCC to host free historic lecture series

CRYSTAL LAKE – Listen to unique perspectives of two historical events featuring a multimedia presentation by Barry Bradford, presidential award-winning civil-rights activist, who will present “I Have A Dream – 50 Years Later” at from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College.

Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream” is one of the most famous ever given by an American. The speech was delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, and it stirred, inspired and challenged a nation.

Bradford, an award-winning storyteller, historian and author, will delve beyond the famous catchphrase to answer the questions: What did King really say and why did he say it? Bradford will take the audience deep into the events culminating in one of America’s most dramatic moments.

Another presentation by Bradford, “Watergate at 40,” will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 at the college, 8900 Route 14.

Bradford will shed new light on the people and defendants of Watergate, the 1973 series of events that culminated in the resignation of both the United States president and vice president.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

The lecture series is sponsored by the MCC’s Student Life and Multicultural Programs. Groups are welcome to make reservations.

For information, email conferencecenter@mchenry.edu or call Amy Carzoli at 815-455-8764 or Kristine Emrich at 815-479-7570.

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