Stories about "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:44 am

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader's commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and on the international stage.

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.

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Slideshow: 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:35 pm

Images include Sunday's memorial service, the keynote program Monday, the Benjamin Mays Debate between Bates and Morehouse, and the evening arts performance by Sankofa.

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.

The Gospelaires performing in the Gomes Chapel in January, photographed by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
MLK Day 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:31 am

9–11am | The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote, Peter...

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Video: ‘Same Different’ — Students prepare annual Sankofa performance

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 6:26 pm

Jourdan Fanning '14 of Memphis, Tenn., and Courtney Parsons '15 of Atlanta, Ga., comment on the upcoming Sankofa performance, an exploration of blackness within African diasporic experiences.

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2014 MLK Day observance examines March on Washington, ‘Dream’ speech; Sen. King to speak

Monday, January 6, 2014 2:06 pm

Bates will live-stream the keynote address and the annual Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate with Morehouse College.

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Video: MLK Day 2013 keynote address and introductory speakers

Monday, January 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Unedited video of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote session at Bates College, Jan. 21, 2013 in the Gomes Chapel.

Keelin Godsey '06 makes a point during the panel discussion "Economic Challenges, Social Justice and the Athletic Experience," part of the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day program on Jan. 21, 2013. Panelists also included moderator Erica Rand, Whitehouse Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Women and Gender Studies; student athlete Jacqui Holmes '13; and head squash coach Pat Cosquer '97. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Outside the lines, athletes face social and economic challenges, say MLK Day panelists

Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:25 pm

Coaches and students agree, athletes from underrepresented backgrounds face tough challenges.

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Audio Slide Show: Voices from MLK Day

Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:11 pm

From the MLK Day Memorial Day Service sponsored by the Office of...

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