College Holding Events to Honor MLK’s Legacy

Breakfast to mark 50th Anniversary of Dr. King

December 21st, 2012 by 


On Nov. 9, 1962, Dr. King addresses a crowd of 1,500 students, faculty and Worcester residents in the Fieldhouse.

The College of the Holy Cross will hold a special celebration “Sharing the Dream: 50 Years Later,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to the College, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 7:45 to 9 a.m. in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.  All students, faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to attend.

The event, sponsored by the Diversity Leadership Team and the Office of Multicultural Education, will include reflection and song.  A continental breakfast will be served.  RSVP to Tom Cadigan (tcadigan@holycross.edu) by Jan. 16. 

Students in the Cross and Scroll Society, a group who brings distinguished speakers to the College, invited Dr. King to speak on campus. The Civil Rights leader accepted, and came to Holy Cross with his wife, Coretta, on Nov. 9, 1962. Dr. King addressed a crowd of 1,500 students, faculty and Worcester residents in the Fieldhouse.  

Dr. King’s visit to campus made “The Top 25 Moments in Holy Cross History,” a cover story in the Spring 2012 issue of Holy Cross Magazine.  Steve Bashwiner ’63 and Jerry King ’63, who were both members of the Cross and Scroll Society, shared their powerful memories of the evening MLK came to the Hill in an essay for Holy Cross Magazine, “The Night I Met Dr. King.”

On Monday, Jan. 21, the College will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon as part of the “Aptissimi: The Leadership Conference,” which invites student leaders to explore, develop and articulate their personal leadership styles, and one of a number of annual events sponsored by the “Hate: Not Here!” anti-bias committee. Aptissimi comes from a Jesuit philosophy of developing “as many as possible of the very best.”

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Press Release

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
10/21/14 ‘US public schools are better than they’ve ever been’
10/17/14 Holy Cross Marks 25th Anniversary of El Salvador Murders With Series of Events
10/15/14 Grammy-Winning Holy Cross Professor to Give Talk on ‘The Birth of Stereophonic Recording’
10/15/14 ‘The Bottom Line: helping Worcester students obtain collegiate and professional success’
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion

Watch Video >
See video
Environmental Champion Slottje ’89 on Crusade to Protect America Against Fracking

Watch Video >
See video
Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

10/23/2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Student Affairs at Holy Cross

See More >
10/25/2014

Craft Demonstrations by Refugee Artisans of Worcester

See More >
10/25/2014

Tableaux Vivants of the Italian Presepe

See More >
10/28/2014

Dinand in the Dark

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

10/10/14

‘Holy Cross’ Sean Gustin never rests’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiled College of the Holy Cross student Sean Gustin ’16  as a stand out scholar- athlete who is a member of both the Crusader...

10/06/14

‘Any way the wind blows’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently featured a photo gallery of the first annual New England Collegiate Marching Band Festival, hosted by the College of the Holy...

09/22/14

‘Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars’

Worcester Business Journal

In an op-ed for the Worcester Business Journal, Christine Fimognari ’15 discusses a decision by Tesla, a manufacturer of electric cars, to remove patent restrictions in the...