MLK Week Events on Campus
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Posted on January 22, 2013
This week KWU commemorates the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with several events and displays. Today at 3pm in room 203 of the Student Activities Center, we will be screening "The Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr". This 60 minute video is a collection of several of his most important speeches. In addition to a few of the shorter speeches, it also contains in their entirely his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and his 1968 "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech delivered the day before his assassination. If you can join us, this is a truly inspirational video not to be missed.
Throughout the week there are also several displays. The display case in Memorial Library contains a number of MLK and civil rights-related documents provided to KWU courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Also in the library is a poster board display entitled, "The Life and Times of Rev. Martin Luther King" which highlights key moments in the life of the great man and the civil rights struggle. Part of this display was also initially advertised as being located in the Student Activities Center but, due to administrative restrictions on how and where posters and signs may be displayed on campus, we will have to make use of the Memorial Library space exclusively. One may still see our other display in the Student Activities Center -- a video slideshow entitled, "Where do we go from here? -- Images of Dr. King" that will be presented on the video screen next to the post office.
Everyone is encouraged to stop by these various displays this week and have a look. And, if you are able, please join us this afternoon for the video of Dr. King's greatest speeches.