Stories about "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
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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.

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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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Slideshow: MLK Day at Bates, and a community’s embrace of a daunting and complex theme

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:29 pm

A look at the events and moments from the college's 2015 MLK Day observance and how the Bates community took on a daunting and complex theme.

Peniel Joseph, Tufts University historian and author, delivers Bates' 2015 MLK Day keynote address. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:19 pm

What does the Black Lives Matter movement really want? In his keynote address during Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College, historian Peniel Joseph had an answer.

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Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:02 pm

A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.

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Videos from MLK Day 2015 Livestreams

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:00 am

Peniel Joseph, historian and author, delivered the keynote address on “Reimagining Martin...

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