Stories about "MLK Day"
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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.

William Jelani Cobb gives the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address in the Gomes Chapel at Bates on Jan. 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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...

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...

MLK Day: A unique weekend of thought and reflection

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 2:44 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates College is an intense, community-wide...

Staying at Morehouse yet will miss Bates

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:58 pm

I decided to extend my studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Last semester I began to develop great relationships with students and increase my involvement with organizations at Morehouse. Therefore, I thought it wwould be best to stay another semester. Also, I had this feeling that Morehouse would continue to help me develop a heightened social conscious as well as excellent personal development skills.