UCLA faculty experts advisory: Anniversary of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech

Wednesday, Aug. 28, marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., a seminal moment in the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. UCLA has experts.
 
Darnell Hunt, director of UCLA's Bunche Center for African American Studies and a professor of sociology, is an authority on race relations and the the media's coverage of race-related issues.
Media contacts:
Ricardo Vazquez | 310-206-3986 | rvazquez@support.ucla.edu
Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr.,dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a professor of political science and public policy, studies national and local politics, racial and ethnic politics, the mass media, and electoral behavior.
Media contacts:
Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | alex.boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu
Ricardo Vazquez | 310-206-3986 | rvazquez@support.ucla.edu
 
Mark Sawyerassociate professor of political science and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, specializes in racial politics and the role of young voters in local, state and national elections.
Media contacts:
Ricardo Vazquez | 310-206-3986 | rvazquez@support.ucla.edu
Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 
Brenda Stevenson, professor of history and African American studies, is an expert on African American history.
Media contacts:
Ricardo Vazquez | 310-206-3986 | rvazquez@support.ucla.edu
Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 

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