On Monday, January 20, 2014, nearly 40 political science and history students at the University of Zambia joined Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event including a film screening, panel presentation, and question and answer session. U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young, USAID Acquisition Officer Ayana Angulo, and CDC Deputy Director James Ham spoke about the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the U.S. civil rights movement and their personal reflections on the legacy of Dr. King.
In honor of MLK’s leadership role, the Embassy screened the film Milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. After the film and introductory presentations, the Chargé, Ms. Angulo, and Mr. Ham answered questions from students, including 2013 SUSI Student Leader program alumnus Mulenga Sefuke, who were interested in the presenters’ personal reflections and experiences.