Respected activist and civil rights leader and one of four of Dr. King’s closest aides to witness his murder, Reverend Samuel Billy Kyle, will tour the Portland Community College district giving a talk, “A Bullet Can’t Kill a Dream,” and exploring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and death.
Born in Shelby, Mississippi in 1934, Reverend Kyle has been a pastor of the Monumental Baptist Church on Memphis Tennessee since 1959, and as a longtime leader in the civil rights movement, he has toured the country extensively speaking on King and his message.
Kyle has appeared in several television documentaries about the life and assassination of Dr. King and has received several awards, including the Tennessee Living Legend Award in 1992.
Sylvania Campus: Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in Oak, Elm, and Fir rooms of the College Center Building, (12000 SW 49th Ave).
Rock Creek Campus: Monday, May 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Forum, Building 3, and Tuesday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. in Events Center, Building 9, (17705 NW Springville Road).
Cascade Campus: Wednesday, May 25 in Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, (705 N. Killingsworth Street).
Admission is free, but seating is limited at all venues. For general seating, doors will open 30 minutes prior to each talk. American Sign Language interpretation will be available, but please request in advance.
For more information, contact Kendi Esary at (503) 978-5781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.