Anna Deavere Smith recites Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic letter defending his strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism, arguing that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws. “I think I should give the reason for my being in Birmingham, since you have been influenced by the argument of ‘outsiders coming in.’” Ms. Smith will be joined by violinist Robert McDuffie and pianist Anne Epperson.
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During Act II of the performance, Ms. Smith will invite the audience to engage in meaningful dialogue about King's vision for equality and to be active agents of change today.
This performance is part of the 2015-16 Live Context: Art + Ideas series.
Anna Deavere Smith’s residency is copresented by Stanford Live, the Office for Religious Life, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.