On Monday, January 20, the American Corner at the Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation (MEF) in the Copperbelt Province hosted a lively Martin Luther King, Jr. Day discussion and film screening with 30 students from the United Church of Zambia Theological College. At the start of the two-hour program, our American Corner Coordinator guided students through a poster show highlighting civil rights activists such as Rosa Parks, and distributed copies of an MLK Op-Ed authored by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young, which featured in Zambia’s three daily newspapers.
American Corner and MEF Directors then led the students to a film screening of Citizen King, a film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Following the screening, questions were fielded about MLK’s influence on American society, how Zambians should address political and social differences, and qualities of good leadership.