This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Commencement address presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in June 1965. Rev. King’s address was entitled "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution." He was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
The Office of the President and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will host a panel discussion to commemorate Dr. King's visit, "Remaining Awake: 50 Years Later."
Panelists will include Johnnetta B. Cole ’57, director of the National Museum of African Art; Marian Wright Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund; Alan B. Wachtel ’68, founder and director of Familyhealth Associates; and US Senator Harris L. Wofford of Pennsylvania.
Oberlin Associate Professor of Religion A.G. Miller will moderate. The event is free and open to the public.