Archives for "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"

Friday

January 23, 2015 12:29 pm

Slideshow: MLK Day at Bates, and a community’s embrace of a daunting and complex theme

Slideshow: MLK Day at Bates, and a community’s embrace of a daunting and complex theme

A look at the events and moments from the college’s 2015 MLK Day observance and how the Bates community took on a daunting and complex theme.

Tuesday

January 20, 2015 12:19 pm

MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

What does the Black Lives Matter movement really want? In his keynote address during Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College, historian Peniel Joseph had an answer.

Thursday

January 15, 2015 1:02 pm

Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.

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.