Stories about "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
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.
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.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:02 pm
A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:00 am
Peniel Joseph, historian and author, delivered the keynote address on “Reimagining Martin...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:31 am
9–11am | The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote, Peter...
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.