MLK Jr. Celebration: Ms. Bettie Mae Fikes "Voice of Selma"

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Campus (Innovation Hall 104)
Ms. Bettie Mae Fikes

Bettie Mae Fikes is a celebrated icon of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. As a founding member of the Freedom Singers, she began traveling with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Freedom Rights struggle, which is how she came to be known as "the Voice of Selma". She was present in Selma during Bloody Sunday and witnessed the chasing down and beating of those who joined the march including the future Congressman John Lewis. Ms. Fikes has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, numerous jazz festival, and the 1964 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions.

Lunch provided, please RSVP by 1/22 for an estimated headcount for lunch: tinyurl.com/une-mlk2024


This event does count for the IPE Distinction with the core IPE competencies: Values & Ethics


Andrea Paredes
Office of Intercultural Student Engagement