Clayborn TempleMemphis, TN, United States

The Invaders

By On Location: MEMPHIS (other events)

Thursday, June 29 2017 8:30 PM 9:00 PM

Inspired by militant black leaders like Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael, a new, radicalized generation of civil rights activists made up of young college students, Vietnam vets, musicians, and intellectuals emerged in Memphis in 1967. The Invaders espoused Black Power and, when pushed, did not limit themselves to non-violence. Prichard Smith uncovers the history and significance of the often- overlooked group, detailing their surprising behind- the-scenes involvement with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the pivotal days leading up to his assassination.

Screening Guests - Invader Members: Dr. Colby Smith, Calvin Taylor, John Gary Williams, Chikita Smith, Juanita Thornton, Roy Turks and John Bowen