Our Civil Rights Experience: The Dream, At Fifty

Our Civil Rights Experience: The Dream, At Fifty

Dr. King had a Dream of a society where people were judged by character, not skin color, and where barriers to personal fulfillment and autonomy would disappear.  Chris Cooke and Dennis Mack organized a panel of classmates who worked to implement the Dream in various ways to explore how the Dream has evolved, whether actions done to advance it have amounted to real progress, what additional actions, if any, might be taken, and what we as individuals can do to finally realize its fulfillment. Thursday, May 28, 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM


  • John Shattuck, moderator
  • Carl Gershman
  • Jim Marshall
  • Al Sharp
  • Ron Wilmore

Pre-reunion survey responses

Click for detailed classmate responses to the following three questions:

  • What are the major civil rights/social justice issues of today?
  • How should they be addressed?
  • As an individual, what can you to do advance Dr. King’s Dream today?