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Wednesday

January 22, 2014
10:19 am

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.

Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

Tuesday

January 21, 2014
2:57 pm

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.

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

Wednesday

May 18, 2011
8:56 am

Renowned activist, comedian Dick Gregory to appear

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.

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.

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.

Thursday

May 8, 2008
4:00 pm

With Justice for All in Our Multicultural Nation

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)

Tuesday

March 13, 2007
3:01 pm

Jones to address topic Betrayal: Sold Out by the Civil Rights Movement

Libertarian, entertainer and entrepreneur, Reginald Jones discusses the topic Betrayal: Sold Out by the Civil Rights Movement Wednesday, March 14, in Room 204, Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.