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Sunday

March 10, 2013
1:03 pm

Benjamin Mays’ living legacy

Mays ’20, the great civil rights leader, never forgot Bates. And it works both ways.

Benjamin Mays’ living legacy

Monday

October 29, 2012
5:00 pm

‘Questions Worth Asking’ — President Clayton Spencer’s inaugural address

President Spencer tells an inauguration story familiar in its broad outlines but revealing in its particulars.

‘Questions Worth Asking’ — President Clayton Spencer’s inaugural address

Friday

October 26, 2012
4:00 pm

‘The embodiment of Bates values,’ Spencer is installed as president

Bates formally installed Ava Clayton Spencer, described by her former boss as the “embodiment of Bates values,” as its eighth president before a gathering of 2,500 on Friday afternoon.

‘The embodiment of Bates values,’ Spencer is installed as president

Wednesday

February 3, 2010
2:44 pm

MLK Day: A unique weekend of thought and reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates College is an intense, community-wide opportunity to discuss, teach and reflect on King’s…

Friday

January 22, 2010
1:01 pm

King Day keynote looks at Mays '20 and his hopes for integrated church

“Can we keep the faith when our dreams are imperfectly realized? I hope that we can.”

Monday was an especially fitting day for this question posed by historian Barbara Savage as she concluded her keynote speech for Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances.

Thursday

April 2, 2009
11:35 am

Pulitzer-winning novelist Diaz speaks in Multicultural Center event

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Díaz welcomed to campus.

Sunday

May 11, 2008
11:49 am

Work, Truly Our Own

Among workshops that Bates held on Jan. 21 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., one stood out by virtue of its subject: Bates itself.

Wednesday

December 22, 2004
12:55 pm

MLK Day events highlight legacy of labor, justice, and dignity

The Rev. John Mendez, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Winston-Salem Chronicle’s 1994 Man of the Year, is the keynote speaker for the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Monday

December 17, 2001
1:14 pm

Bates visiting professorship honors human rights leader

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.

Thursday

March 1, 2001
3:06 pm

Presidential Medal of Freedom for Benjamin Mays '20?

Georgia senators Max Cleland and Zell Miller recently announced plans to introduce a U.S. Senate resolution urging President Bush to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Benjamin Mays ’20.