Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement at Wes

MLK on Denison Terrace

From Library Assistant Jennifer Hadley:

As part of the University’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Special Collections & Archives is offering two programs at Olin Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Please join us!

Martin Luther King Jr. at Wesleyan
Between 1962 and 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Wesleyan four times. In 1964, he received an honorary degree and delivered the baccalaureate sermon during commencement. University Archivist Leith Johnson will recall Dr. King’s association with Wesleyan in an audiovisual presentation that will include excerpts from the sermon Dr. King delivered on campus fifty years ago.

Time: 4:15-5 p.m.
Place: Smith Reading Room, Olin Library

The Civil Rights Movement at Wesleyan: An Open House in Special Collections & Archives

Photographs, documents, and other materials related to the Wesleyan community’s participation in the Civil Rights Movement will be on display in the Davison Rare Book Room. Highlights of social and academic life on campus will provide context. Drop in to browse and chat about the era with Director of Special Collections Suzy Taraba and University Archivist Leith Johnson. For information about related events, please visit here.

Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Library (1st Floor East)

Sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Department of African American Studies, the Department of Anthropology, the Office of Diversity & Institutional Partnerships, the Department of English, the Department of Government, Human Resources, the Office of Residential Life, the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development, the Division of Student Affairs and the Wesleyan Student Assembly

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