Alum Danny Glover on 50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

THE REAL NEWS -- While attending San Francisco State University, Glover was a member of the Black Students Union who along with the Third World Liberation Front led the five month strike for Ethnic Studies. Not only did this help to create the first school of ethnic studies in the U.S., but it was also the longest student strike in the history of the United States. During the strike, he protested alongside Hari Dillon who is now the president of the Vanguard Public Foundation, of which Glover sits on the advisory board.

“[The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.] brings us to the truth and the reality that we live. In his voice about racism, extreme militarism, his connecting those to materialism, all those things are the things that we, we in some sense contextualize,” Glover says. “But somewhere in his voice, his voice, his profound voice, he was able to take those and have us understand even more than we thought we were capable of understanding.”