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In acknowledgment of the Human Rights Symposium held during Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic visit to St. Francis College in May of 1964, our Spring 2014 lecture series focused on issues of diversity, equity, and justice.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of MLK, Jr.'s visit to St. Francis College included a reception, the unveiling of a permanent MLK, Jr. at St. Francis Art Exhibit, music and songs from the Civil Rights Movement by performer Mark Rust (along with UNE singers), and a screening of a short documentary film featuring Dr. King's historic visit to St. Francis College.
Keynote speakers for the event included Dr. Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, and Reverend Dr. H. Roy Partridge, Jr., an ordained Episcopal priest and a licensed clinical social worker.
The 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration featured events centered around the theme of Remembering Our Past: Envisioning Our Future. Keynote speakers included Douglas A. Blackmon, the Atlanta Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal and a Pulitzer-prize winning author for his book "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II," and Dr. Frank A. Thomas, a preacher, teacher, lecturer, author, and scholar.
Events for the 23rd annual celebration featured activist and writer Kevin Powell as keynote speaker, a spoken word performance collaborative, the Keepin' it Reel film series, and a poetry slam by national champion Joshua Bennett.