Tuesdays, January 9, 16, and 23
6:30-7:30 p.m., Café Express, 3418 North Lamar Blvd.
Join us as we read and discuss Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr. Often applauded as King’s most incisive and eloquent book, Why We Can’t Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement.
King examines the history of the civil rights struggle, noting tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality, and asserts that African Americans have already waited over three centuries for civil rights and that it is time to be proactive: “For years now, I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This ‘Wait’ has almost always meant ‘Never.’ We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.’”
We have a Facebook group for online discussion as well as meeting in person. All are welcome to join us online and/or in person at Café Express. Contact Pastor Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215) for additional information.
- January 9: Introduction – Chapter 3
- January 16: Chapters 4-6
- January 23: Chapters 7-8, Afterword