Stories about "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
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Video: MLK Day keynote by Khalil Muhammad and Mays Debate with Bates and Morehouse

Friday, January 20, 2017 1:20 pm

Full videos of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day feature the keynote by Kahlil Muhammad and the Benjamin Mays Debate with student debaters from Bates and Morehouse colleges.

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Picture story: MLK Day 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 12:56 pm

Photographs of the many and varied people, places, and events capture the compelling Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates.

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Slideshow: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 at Bates, hour by hour

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:31 pm

From Sunday's interfaith service to Tuesday's read-in at a local school, immerse yourself in Bates College's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad gives the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address on Jan. 16.
Video: Professors comment on MLK Day theme of ‘Reparations: Addressing Racial Injustices’

Friday, January 6, 2017 1:47 pm

Two faculty co-chairs of the Bates MLK Day Committee, philosopher Susan Stark and sociologist Michael Rocque, comment on this year's theme, “Reparations: Addressing Racial Injustices." Educator and author Khalil Gibran Muhammad delivers the Jan. 16 keynote.

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Photo story: Bates photographers’ images from MLK Day 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016 10:53 am

Images from the 2016 MLK Day observance by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens.

William Jelani Cobb gives the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address in the Gomes Chapel at Bates on Jan. 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Acts of racial progress can ‘sow seeds of regression’

Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:32 pm

The keynote gathering in Gomes Chapel offered soaring rhetoric by essayist and scholar Jelani Cobb, U.S. Sen. Angus King, and Bates President Clayton Spencer.

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Here's how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

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MLK Day 2016 Keynote and Debate Livestreams

Monday, January 18, 2016 10:01 am

9–10:30am The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Peter J....

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25 years ago, Bates used MLK Day to help students makes sense of Persian Gulf War

Friday, January 15, 2016 11:16 am

Recognizing their students' distress, the faculty in 1991 used MLK Day to help the community reflect on issues of peace and justice in wartime.

William Jelani Cobb gives the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates on Jan. 18. (Peter Morenus/University of Connecticut)
‘Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship’ at issue for MLK Day 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:50 pm

Nationally known commentator William Jelani Cobb gives the keynote address at Bates College's 2016 MLK Day observances.

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