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A scene from Ava DuVernay's film "Selma."
Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:02 am

"Selma," director Ava DuVernay's acclaimed depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans, shows at Bates College Feb. 27-March 1.

Debater Shannon Griffin '16, left, listens to an objection Monday during the Reverend Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate between Bates and Morehouse colleges in the Olin Arts Center. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:19 am

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

Journalist Gary Younge offers the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates, an analysis of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, in the Gomes Chapel on Jan. 20. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:57 pm

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.

Renowned activist, comedian Dick Gregory to appear

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:56 am

Dick Gregory, the African American comedian who transcended show-business success to become a prominent activist for social justice and civil rights, performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Bates Program in African American Studies and the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the event is open to the public at no cost, but reservations are required. Please contact 207-786-8272.

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:36 pm

"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.

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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:09 pm

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.

Work, Truly Our Own

Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:49 am

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

Law center co-founder: Journey toward justice is far from finished

Friday, May 9, 2008 2:47 pm

"Selfishness and greed have toppled many great empires in the past," Southern Poverty Law Center co-founder Morris Dees told a Bates audience on May 8.

With Justice for All in Our Multicultural Nation

Thursday, May 8, 2008 4:00 pm

Morris Dees, founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke on civil rights and multi-culturalism. (Total time: 1:07:42)

Famed civil rights attorney Morris Dees to speak at Bates May 8

Monday, May 5, 2008 2:49 pm

Morris Dees, founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will deliver a keynote address, "With Justice for All in Our Multicultural Nation," at 4 p.m. May 8 in the Bates College Chapel.

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