Tom Houck

  • Date 1/18/17
  • Time 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
Tom Houck, an aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1966-1968, a strong advocate for civil and human rights, will share his knowledge and passion on the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Houck, who moved from Boston to Florida as a teen, was expelled from his Jacksonville high school for taking part in a 1965 march in Selma that was organized in response to Bloody Sunday. After continuing to volunteer for civil rights causes, he arrived in Atlanta in 1966 to help with Southern Christian Leadership Conference voter registration efforts. On his first day here, the shaggy-haired 19-year-old was waiting for a lift in front of the SCLC headquarters on Auburn Avenue when King spotted him and invited Houck home for lunch. That afternoon he started working with the King family. Co-Sponsored by Presidential Leadership Academy, Schreyer Honors College, Paterno Family Professorship, Hillel, and the University Libraries.

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Cost: Free