Archives for "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"

Tuesday

December 16, 2014 10:44 am

‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader’s commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and on the international stage.

Wednesday

January 22, 2014 10:19 am

Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

As debaters from Bates and Morehouse colleges made clear, discussing Martin Luther King’s dream raises more questions than it answers.

Tuesday

January 21, 2014 5:35 pm

Slideshow: 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Slideshow: 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Images include Sunday’s memorial service, the keynote program Monday, the Benjamin Mays Debate between Bates and Morehouse, and the evening arts performance by Sankofa.

Tuesday

January 21, 2014 2:57 pm

For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

Gary Younge painted a picture of events behind the 1963 March on Washington and King’s speech that, paradoxically, made it all seem both inevitable and fortuitous.

Tuesday

January 7, 2014 6:26 pm

Video: ‘Same Different’ — Students prepare annual Sankofa performance

Video: ‘Same Different’ — Students prepare annual Sankofa performance

Jourdan Fanning ’14 of Memphis, Tenn., and Courtney Parsons ’15 of Atlanta, Ga., comment on the upcoming Sankofa performance, an exploration of blackness within African diasporic experiences.

Monday

January 6, 2014 2:06 pm

2014 MLK Day observance examines March on Washington, ‘Dream’ speech; Sen. King to speak

2014 MLK Day observance examines March on Washington, ‘Dream’ speech; Sen. King to speak

Bates will live-stream the keynote address and the annual Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate with Morehouse College.

Monday

January 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Video: MLK Day 2013 keynote address and introductory speakers

Video: MLK Day 2013 keynote address and introductory speakers

Unedited video of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote session at Bates College, Jan. 21, 2013 in the Gomes Chapel.

Thursday

January 24, 2013 3:25 pm

Outside the lines, athletes face social and economic challenges, say MLK Day panelists

Outside the lines, athletes face social and economic challenges, say MLK Day panelists

Coaches and students agree, athletes from underrepresented backgrounds face tough challenges.

Thursday

January 24, 2013 3:11 pm

Audio Slide Show: Voices from MLK Day

Audio Slide Show: Voices from MLK Day

From the MLK Day Memorial Day Service sponsored by the Office of the Multifaith Chaplain to a keynote address on…

Tuesday

January 22, 2013 5:00 pm

King would be ‘appalled’ at today’s rhetoric around poverty, Butler says in keynote

King would be ‘appalled’ at today’s rhetoric around poverty, Butler says in keynote

Getting 46 million Americans out of poverty will require wholesale changes in how we talk about, think about and take action around poverty, said keynote speaker Anthea Butler.