"the dream of building a bridge between societies by talking about peaceful struggle and universal rights."    --- The New York Times  (May 30, 2006)

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In June 2007, the King Institute and The National Theatre Company of China staged the international premiere of the play Passages of Martin Luther King in Beijing, China. The play was the highlight of Beijing's first annual Martin Luther King Week, hosted by the King Institute, which featured lectures, discussions and workshops about Dr. King at universities across Beijing. A documentary film based on the play is currently in post-production. For more about the film Bringing King to China and to watch a trailer, visit here.


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May 31, 2007 Morgan alum to perform with National Theatre Company of China MORE

May 24, 2007 Producer Caitrin McKiernan interviewed on China Radio International MORE

March 7, 2007 Under Secretary of State Karen Hughes praises King in China program MORE

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Passages of Martin Luther King  recreates the journey of the young King to the mature King, from youthful clergyman to passionate advocate for world peace. The play formed the basis for the award-winning Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Time Warner, 1998).

From October 2005-June 2007, the King Institute organized discussions and lectures about King's legacy at universities, schools and libraries across Beijing.



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