Stories about "Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
Friday, January 22, 2021 12:25 pm
Recovering our damaged democracy does not “come through any blind call for unity." Plus, the events of Jan. 6 may, in fact, be who we really are.
Friday, January 22, 2021 12:04 pm
A broad selection of quotable quotes — and what they mean — from presenters during the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day programs.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:56 pm
Featured in the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. keynote, racial justice icon Angela Davis said that activism is an essential complement to the ballot.
Friday, January 15, 2021 2:13 pm
Davis opens a day of reflection with her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, "Reckoning," on the carceral state.
Friday, January 15, 2021 10:54 am
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.
Beyond ‘founded by abolitionists’: Students and faculty undertake a more inclusive examination of Bates’ founding story
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Ongoing research by Bates faculty and students into the college’s early connection to the U.S. slave economy seeks to add long-silenced voices to the college’s founding narrative.
Friday, January 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Bates photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo cover the college’s 2020 MLK Day observance from start to finish.
Friday, January 24, 2020 12:04 pm
This setting of this year's Sankofa show, presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was the mythical Mays College — an intentional allusion to Benjamin Mays, Class of 1920.
Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01 pm
In an MLK Day panel, volunteers explained the complexities of providing legal translation for refugees and asylum seekers.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:12 am
Biased author Jennifer Eberhardt's talk was rich in science, often sobering, yet ultimately uplifting.