Make the Change

Melissa Harris-Perry, host of the eponymous MSNBC show, gave the keynote address for the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative week at Purdue. This video, urging students to reflect on diversity and inclusion, was shown at the end of her address. Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South.

The video features Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror video intermingled with issues facing Purdue students related to Dr. King’s civil rights movement, students participating in the National Day of Service, and images from a Presidential Inauguration trip to Washington, D.C.

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