The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture featuring
Actor, Director, Producer and Humanitarian Forest Whitaker


On January 21, 2013, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University hosted award winning actor, director, producer and humanitarian Forest Whitaker for the fourth Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture and his investment as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow. Mr. Whitaker is well known for winning an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland and also for his charity work and social activism. In 2011, Whitaker was inducted as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation.

The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture is to bring speakers to the Boston University community who serve as leaders in the quest for maintaining social justice and human rights. We seek mentors for our students who exemplify the highest standards of Dr. King's legacy of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. Past Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellows include Christine King Farris, Paul Rusesabagina, and Congressman John Lewis.

The Forest Whitaker archival collection is part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.

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Video by Anthony Cromwell Hill
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