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Wednesday

January 22, 2014 10:19 am

Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

As debaters from Bates and Morehouse colleges made clear, discussing Martin Luther King’s dream raises more questions than it answers.

Tuesday

January 4, 2011 1:42 pm

2011 King Day events include debate, performance

Here’s a detailed schedule of events for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College. All these…

Monday

January 3, 2011 4:44 pm

Influential figures in older, newer civil rights struggles offer MLK keynotes

One of them described by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “the greatest teacher of nonviolence in America,” leaders representing two generations of social activism offer keynote addresses during the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College on Monday, Jan. 17.

Sunday

May 31, 2009 8:40 am

Actress Davis, other honorands emphasize theme of change

People like to believe that positive change just happens, Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis told the Bates College Class of 2009 during its Commencement ceremony May 31.

Tuesday

February 10, 2009 1:58 pm

Staying at Morehouse yet will miss Bates

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.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 3:33 pm

The Historical Victory: Celebrated in The Atlanta University Center

I stood in line for three hours. I was nervous. This was the first time I have ever voted and I had prayed that the person I had decided to vote for would win. I couldn’t believe that I casted my ballot for an African American candidate for president. I voted for Barack Obama, a Black man and a person I believe could lead our country in the right moral and social path for at least the next 4 yrs. Never in my lifetime could I have imagined a Black person having a legitimate chance of becoming President of the United States of America.

Tuesday

May 6, 2008 11:34 am

Historically Black

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can’t — and that’s just the point.

Tuesday

March 4, 2008 11:06 am

Mays Men attend Morehouse College inauguration

A group of male students, faculty and staff of African and Latino descent known as the “Mays Men” has emerged at Bates College. Founded in fall 2007 by Czerny Brasuell, director of the college’s Multicultural Center, the group seeks to emulate the values that defined the phrase “Morehouse Men” during the Morehouse College presidency (1940-67) of Benjamin Elijah Mays ’20, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday

March 1, 2008 2:13 pm

Historically Black

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can’t — and that’s just the point

Friday

February 1, 2008 2:21 pm

Mays and King

Lawrence Carter, presenter of the keynote address for the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Jan. 21, talked partly about the influence that Benjamin E. Mays ’20 had on the great civil rights leader. “You can see Mays all through King,” said Carter, professor of religion at Morehouse College.