The theme “Unity: Not Uniformity” guides the 29th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, which opened this month and runs through Feb. 26 on the U-M campuses.

The symposium theme, selected by the MLK Jr. Symposium Planning Committee, was inspired by King’s widow, Coretta Scott King. After joining Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s widow, on stage at the National Black Political Convention in 1972, Coretta King said we can do a lot more together than we can being separated and divided.

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