Yesterday evening at the College’s official Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address, students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members united to protest the hypocrisy of the college’s commitment to “vigorous and positive” action.
Martin Luther King Day
Organizers for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King celebration have just announced that “Famous Amos,” Wally Amos of chocolate chip cookie fame, is the confirmed speaker for the first event of Burlington’s annual MLK day celebration.
Bell has been a civil rights activist since 1960 when he and several other students participated in a sit-in protest and refused to leave a segregated restaurant in his hometown of Baltimore . The students were convicted of trespassing in a case that was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
One of the first events Lambert is planning will coincide with the observance of Martin Luther King Day. In partnership with Champlain Theater, a presentation of “Martin Luther King’s Letter” will be held Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium. The free event, open to the public, will feature Edgar Davis, a professional actor from the community, as Martin Luther King.
Vermont Historical Society marks 30th anniversary of Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program on MLK Day
The Vermont Historical Society is teaming up with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program to present two programs honoring the life of Dr. King on Monday, January 17 at noon at the Vermont History Center in Barre and 7:00 p.m. at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.
Perkins, a Selma native, was among the first black students to enter Selma ’s A.G. Parrish High School in 1969 under mandatory desegregation.