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MCC to host free history lectures

Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Listen to unique perspectives of two historical events in the multimedia presentation “I Have A Dream – 50 Years Later” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College.

It will be presented by Barry Bradford, a presidential award-winning civil-rights activist. Martin Luther King’s speech “I Have a Dream” is one of the most famous by an American. It was delivered Aug. 28, 1963, and stirred, inspired and challenged a nation.

Bradford, 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? He will take the audience deep into the events that led to one of America’s most dramatic moments.

Another presentation by Bradford, “Watergate at 40,” will be 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 and the 1973 series of events that culminated with the resignation President Richard Nixon.

The lectures are free and open to the public. The 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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