Former MLK colleague to speak – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Former MLK colleague to speak

The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Middlebrook will speak on “From Slavery to Freedom: Marching and Organizing with Martin Luther King Jr. at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in the library's Sanford Room.

Middlebrook is a former assistant to the pastor at Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where King and his father, the Rev. Dr. M.L. King Sr., were co-pastors. He was a leader of Community On the Move for Equality in Memphis, Tenn., which was involved in the 65-day strike by 1,300 sanitation workers that drew King to the city where he was assassinated in April 1968.

Middlebrook’s talk, part of the Colleges’ celebration of Black History Month, will be followed by a screening of the documentary film, “At The River I Stand, which describes the Memphis events.

The pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Knoxville, Tenn., Middlebrook is the founder and chairman emeritus of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Commission of Greater Knoxville, Inc., and a former trustee of Morristown College and LeMoyne-Owen College.