Archives for "1960s"

Wednesday

October 16, 2013 3:44 pm

Monica Wood, bestselling author of ‘When We Were the Kennedys,’ visits on Oct. 28

Monica Wood, bestselling author of ‘When We Were the Kennedys,’ visits on Oct. 28

Monica Wood, author of a popular memoir about growing up in a small Maine town in the early 1960s, speaks at Bates on Oct. 28.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 10:33 am

Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

From the 1950s to the 1970s Arthur Marcus was one of the best at his job.

Thursday

May 26, 2011 12:04 pm

Video: Dick Gregory and the ‘end of recess’

Video: Dick Gregory and the ‘end of recess’

The activist expounds upon a pointed social and educational observation that “recess is over.”

Thursday

February 3, 2011 3:03 pm

Lecture by Nishani Frazier marks Freedom Rides anniversary

In observance of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Riders protest, a historian from Ohio’s Miami University reviews the history, impacts and continuing relevance of this galvanizing episode in the civil rights movement at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates, Nishani Frazier’s talk, titled On the March, is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.

Wednesday

January 19, 2011 4:36 pm

'Destroy what destroys us,' says Service of Worship speaker

“It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come.” The hopeful words of the Sam Cooke song sung by soloist Megan Guynes ’11 made a fitting opening for the Jan. 16 Memorial Service of Worship that began Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates.

Thursday

October 28, 2010 11:00 pm

Video: Baughman's debate intro places Bates and Maine into political context

Before Maine Public Broadcasting flipped on its array of broadcast technology for the gubernatorial debate at Bates on Oct. 28,…

Tuesday

October 26, 2010 4:14 pm

Activist revisits civil rights work in autobiographical play

During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, John Perdew dropped out of Harvard in order to fight for the equal rights of all Americans. Some 40 years later, he turned his story into The Education of a Harvard Guy, a play that he performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

April 21, 2010 4:27 pm

Nguyen wins grant to study monk symbolic of Vietnam War era

In June 1963, in Saigon, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the government’s discrimination against the nation’s Buddhist majority. This horrific act launched a series of events resulting in the fall of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime, and Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation came to symbolize America’s unpopular involvement in Vietnam.
Trian Nguyen, who teaches art and Asian studies at Bates, has received a fellowship for his research into this iconic figure.

Friday

April 2, 2010 11:23 am

Video: Dean Emeritus Milt Lindholm '35 remembered

Remembrances from four people who knew Milt as a father, admissions dean, colleague and friend were offered during a memorial service for Lindholm at the Bates Chapel on March 21

Tuesday

February 16, 2010 4:56 pm

Robert Hatch, icon of Bates athletics, passes away at age 85

• Click the thumbnails above to view the slide show Professor Emeritus of Physical Education Robert W. Hatch, an icon…