Stories about "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
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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...

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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