Bristol Community College to offer FREE ONE-Credit Course honoring the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning march 26, 2018


            Bristol Community College will offer a FREE, one-credit course, The Readings of Martin Luther King, Jr, (HST 162 16 CRN 10361) on Mondays, from 6:30-9 p.m., beginning March 26, 2018, until May 17, 2018, at the BCC Fall River campus, 777 Elsbree Street. This course is FREE and open to the public.

            In this course participants will read and hear some of Dr. King’s works in order to gain a better understanding of both the man, and his effect on this country, and world history.


            During the little more than ten years when Dr. King was in the center of the struggle for equal rights in this country, he gave numerous speeches and sermons many of which have been preserved both in written form, as well as in recordings. In addition, he penned five books and gave many transcribed interviews. A review of such works provides a glimpse into the thinking of this great man, and helps us to better understand what motivated him to devote his life to the movement for positive change. The works also reflect the evolution of King’s thinking and actions as he drew upon his prior learning, as well as his experiences.

            This engaging course offering coincides with the college’s free
annual breakfast to honor the life and ideals of Dr. King on January 15, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., at the BCC Fall River campus. The event will feature Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Dr. Robert E. Johnson as the keynote speaker, the awarding of the 2018 African American Alumnus of the year, and the presentation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster and Essay contest winners chosen from participants at area schools. 

            For more information about the course, or to register, please visit
. Select “HST 162 – Readings of Martin Luther King” from the “course” selection box. Here, you will also find registration instructions.

            For more information about the
18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast, please visit