Martin Luther King, Jr. & the Quest for Justice


Course Description

What do we know of the man who led the civil rights crusade in the US in the 1950s and ‘60s and who was assassinated 50 years ago? Martin Luther King Jr. is often heralded for his call for a world in which his children would “not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” Is this vision of a colour-blind and integrated America the essence of his thought, an important component, or a first step—to be realized progressively in accordance with the promise of justice set forth in the Declaration of Independence, but never fulfilled? This course will consider closely King’s campaign of nonviolent resistance that led to the passage of Civil Rights legislation in the early ‘60s and will go on to explore his even more radical call for a “revolution of values” aimed at taking on the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.”

Please note, that all courses have a maximum enrollment of 18 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

First Session: Monday, January 7th 2019

Course Length: 12 weeks, Mondays, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Discussion Team: Carol Fiedler, Rina Kampeas and Pam Butler

Course Fee: 

$150.00 (tuition fee)

$100.00 (promotion for new students)


Reading and Administration Fee:



$185.00 (tuition fee)

$135.00 (promotion for new students)

NOTE: Reading Fees are included in the total price of the course.

Please note, degree students must schedule an appointment with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee to register for courses for this term. Degree students should not register online.

The course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, an administrative fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session.


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