Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and also the first day of the spring semester here at St. Lawrence.
Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. This photograph was taken on August 27 as protesters prepared for the march. The gallery recently acquired a group of press photographs related to the civil rights movement in the US. We are working on digitizing these photographs, which will be studied this semester in Mary Jane Smith’s History 273 class, “The History of the Civil Rights Movement.”
A sacred song service called “Let Freedom Sing” will be held on Monday, January 21, at 5 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The service will include a reflection by President William L. Fox and is open to the public.