Story posted January 15, 1998
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 70th birthday, Bowdoin College will host a panel discussion and celebration complete with performances and remembrances of the late civil rights leader on Monday, Jan. 19. The events are open to the public free of charge.
From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Daggett Lounge, Wentworth Hall, a panel of Bowdoin professors will host a discussion titled "Martin Luther King Jr.'s Intellectual Legacy." Panelists are Elizabeth Muther, English; Randolph Stakeman, history and Africana studies; Craig McEwen, sociology and anthropology; Daniel Levine, history; and Patrick Rael, history. Eddie Glaude, assistant professor of religion and Africana studies, will serve as moderator.
The second annual MLK Day celebration will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. The keynote speaker will be H. Roy Partridge, adjunct assistant professor of sociology and anthropology and Africana studies, whose speech is titled "The Courage to Love: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr." Musical performances will include students performing African drumming, Dan Robbins '99 on violin, and the Bowdoin College Chamber Choir accompanied by Stephen Saxon '99 on piano. There will also be readings and stories of personal experience presented by students, faculty and staff. Following the program, refreshments will be offered in the gallery outside Kresge Auditorium.