What Went Right?


It seemed an excellent idea for our new Turning Points in American History lecture program.  Honor the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by bringing in a speaker who could address the topic from the angle of natural law.  The planning committee found just the right speaker, too.  Dr. Justin B. Dyer, a political scientist at University of Missouri, offers a rare combination of expertise in both civil rights and natural law and he graciously accepted our invitation to be our keynote speaker.  As committee chair I contacted several local scholars of the civil rights movement, three of whom agreed to serve on a discussion panel.  All was well. Continue reading