Dr. Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, gave a lecture titled “Praying with their Legs: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Elon University’s Numen Lumen Pavilion.
Heschel spoke about the friendship and shared vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and her father, Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel. The relationship between Heschel and King was a close friendship as well as a relationship of colleagues working together as political activists in the civil rights movement and in opposition to the war in Vietnam.