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Jan 15, 2021

30 years ago: Gulf War, Angela Davis, and a memorable night

Bates folks recall when the iconic activist, intellectual, and scholar Angela Davis — this year’s MLK Day speaker — addressed a huge gathering in the chapel on Jan. 16, 1991, the night the bombs began falling in Baghdad.

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