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MLK Day celebration will lift up the spoken word

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 19:58
Chris Singleton

Bethel's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will feature spoken word artist M'Vyonne Payne and national speaker Chris Singleton, on Jan. 18.

Each year, the college remembers the day in 1960 when Dr. King spoke in a packed Memorial Hall on “The Future of Integration.”

This year’s celebration takes place Jan. 18, with in-person and virtual options in line with public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Museum explores 1968 Poor People’s Campaign with Smithsonian exhibit

Submitted by mzuercher on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 15:03
Poor People's Campaign button from 1968

On display at Kauffman Museum through March 15 is a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s final and most ambitious vision.

“City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign” is currently at the museum on the Bethel College campus through March 15.

Kauffman Museum is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., and closed Mondays and major holidays. There is an admission charge for non-museum members.

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