Stories about "MLK Day"
Picture Story: MLK Day 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018 12:16 pm

Photographs by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo of the Bates Communications Office portray moments from the college’s 2018 MLK Day observance.

Slideshow: From age 9 to 86, they explain how Bates took MLK Day ‘to another level’

Friday, January 19, 2018 10:06 am

Hear from people age 9 to 89 who attended the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance and learn why it is "tremendously important within our community."

MLK Day 2018: Education is ‘the key to the kind of society we need’

Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:38 pm

In an era when enlightenment seems to be draining from U.S. society, Bates on MLK Day was a source of replenishment, choosing education its theme.

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.

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.

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.

Rocque, Petrella ’06 offer choice words on MLK Day theme of incarceration and citizenship

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Incarceration experts and faculty members Michael Rocque and Chris Petrella ’06 comment on the Bates MLK Day theme, "Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship."

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.

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...

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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