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Tuesday

January 21, 2014
5:35 pm

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.

Slideshow: 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Tuesday

January 7, 2014
6:26 pm

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.

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

Monday

January 28, 2013
2:41 pm

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.

Video: MLK Day 2013 keynote address and introductory speakers

Tuesday

January 22, 2013
5:00 pm

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.

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

Wednesday

January 18, 2012
12:52 pm

Sun Journal offers extensive coverage of 2012 MLK events

The Sun Journal offers extensive coverage of the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at the college, including talks…

Sun Journal offers extensive coverage of 2012 MLK events

Tuesday

January 17, 2012
2:12 pm

King Day speaker proposes path to reconcile environmental sustainability, justice advocates

“Environmental quality and human equality are inextricably linked,” environmental policy expert Julian Agyeman stated in his Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address Jan. 16

Thursday

January 12, 2012
1:11 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day workshops

Here’s a schedule of MLK Day workshops at Bates on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

Thursday

January 20, 2011
1:45 pm

'Sankofa': Reflections of the African Diaspora on the Schaeffer stage

Culminating the college’s Jan. 17 observances of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students used music, dance, poetry and prose to…

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.

Tuesday

January 18, 2011
3:09 pm

MLK Day: Bates explores non-violent activism past, present and future

In case you think that all the heavy lifting in the cause of social justice is over and done with, the Rev. James Lawson has news for you. “I am absolutely convinced” that the 21st century will be the time for a social justice movement that overshadows the transformative campaigns of the previous century, Lawson told a Bates College audience gathered on Jan. 17 to celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.