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February 24, 2015 11:02 am

Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

“Selma,” director Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans, shows at Bates College Feb. 27-March 1.


February 3, 2010 2:44 pm

MLK Day: A unique weekend of thought and reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates College is an intense, community-wide opportunity to discuss, teach and reflect on King’s…


December 18, 2009 10:05 am

Events Schedule: January 2010

Here is a preview of public events for January 2010. Click “Print this post” at the bottom of the page…


May 11, 2008 11:49 am

Work, Truly Our Own

Among workshops that Bates held on Jan. 21 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., one stood out by virtue of its subject: Bates itself.


May 8, 2008 4:00 pm

With Justice for All in Our Multicultural Nation

Morris Dees, founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke on civil rights and multi-culturalism. (Total time: 1:07:42)


January 31, 2008 12:00 pm

2008 Martin Luther King Day: a slide show

The 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates College focused on “Modernizing King: Old Roots, New Struggle.” Each year, Bates observes King’s birthday by suspending regular classes and focusing community attention on special programming throughout the day.


November 2, 2005 3:34 pm

Bates community gathers to honor Rosa Parks

In honor of Rosa Parks’ legacy of leadership and life contributions to the struggle for civil and human rights, the Martin Luther King Day Committee and the Multicultural Center of Bates College held a program in memoriam and appreciation from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center.


January 11, 2000 3:31 pm

Bates and USM/LA jointly served by AmeriCorps*VISTA member

In an unusual cooperative effort between a private and public institution of higher education, the Bates College Center for Service Learning and the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) share the services of an AmeriCorps*Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) member.


February 11, 1998 2:24 pm

Bates receives Martin Luther King award

Bates College has received the 1998 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Award given annually by the Portland NAACP to a corporation or organization exemplifying the philosophies of the late civil rights leader.


January 14, 1997 3:26 pm

Bates community to hold "read-in"

In commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and in an effort to encourage literacy, more than 120 students, faculty and staff from Bates College will hold a “read-in” for youngsters in grades K-3 classrooms in Lewiston and Auburn schools on Thursday and Friday .