Alum Danny Glover: 'We always find ourselves going back to Dr. King'

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
KENTUCKY HERALD LEADER -- Glover, known for roles in “Lethal Weapon” and “The Color Purple,” performed a reading of a 1967 King speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” before engaging in a wide-ranging conversation with event organizer Ann Grundy. Glover said that although “Silence” was written about Vietnam, it’s applicable to modern issues such as global warming and mass incarceration. Glover said he has two or three books by King with him at all times. “We always find ourselves going back to Dr. King,” he said. An activist long before he became an actor, Glover said that as a student at San Francisco State University he participated in a five-month protest that would lead to creation of the nation’s first African-American studies program. Glover, 69, who still lives in his hometown of San Francisco, said he struggles with seeing the growing income inequality there.