Oberlin College and Conservatory

Baccalaureate 2015 - Remaining Awake: Fifty Years Later

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Finney Chapel
90 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

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.

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