Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Alabama State University Hosts Exhibit And Discussion of Dr. King on the 49th Anniversary of His Murder (699 hits)

WHEN: Tuesday (April 4), at 6 p.m. - The 49th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination.
WHERE: The ASU Library (Levi Watkins Learning Center) in its Lecture Hall.

On the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an exhibit of artifacts relating to his civil rights work in Montgomery and a discussion of his life by people who personally knew him, will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Alabama State University's Library (The Levi Watkins Learning Center) in its Lecture Hall.

The event is called “Walking in the Footsteps of Martin Luther King” and it is sponsored by ASU's National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture.

The King artifacts that will be on display comes from the collection of Maude Ballou, Dr. King’s personal secretary while he was in Montgomery from 1955 - 1960. They include Ballou’s daily notebook that chronicles King’s different work-related appointments; letters to Ballou from Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and books signed by King. Maude’s son, Howard Ballou, will discuss the artifacts and take part in the panel discussion scheduled for Tuesday. Maude Ballou is alive, but she is too fragile to attend the event.

Joining Ballou's son includes the following scheduled speakers:
* Charles Varner - an ASU student during King’s time on campus. Varner, the keynote speaker, will discuss King and his close relationship with the ASU campus, its students and faculty/staff;
* Dr. Ralph Bryson - a member of ASU's faculty in 1955 when King helped begin the Montgomery Bus Boycott and a member of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church while King was pastor. He’ll talk about members of Dexter who were also administrators, faculty or staff at ASU and close friends with King;
* Nelson Malden - King’s barber. Malden, who still cuts hair on South Jackson Street, will discuss the time he spent with King.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Monday, April 3rd 2017 at 4:20PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Former Texas Southern University athlete and coach inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
Book Review: Diversify or Die - How Diversity and Inclusion Are Impacting Businesses Everywhere
Millions in grants funds Access to Innovation initiative for Johnson C. Smith University
Secure Your Home Before Hitting the Road for the Holidays
Alcorn State University introduces paperless graduate clearance forms process
Alabama State University Turkey Day Classic Event Schedule Lists Exciting Fun for the Whole Family
Star of TV's A Different World at Alabama State University this Thursday! Open to the public.
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
elynor moss has logged 108827 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 33544 blog subscribers!
gregory boulware, esq. has logged 18273 blog subscribers!
pam perry has logged 1964 blog subscribers!
min sammy jackson has logged 1624 blog subscribers!
>> more | add