MLKRemembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Drew University

In between the marches on Washington and from Selma to Montgomery, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about civil rights spoke at Drew on February 5, 1964. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s visit to campus, we are pleased to offer the following programs.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Service at Seminary Hall

Sponsored by the Black Ministerial Caucus
Wednesday, February 26
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church in Lincoln Gardens, will be preaching in chapel, then will host a lunchtime discussion.

WMNJ Broadcast

Sponsored by the Drew University Library
Wednesday, February 26
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Dr. Christopher Anderson, Head of Special Collections, Archives, and Methodist Librarian and Matthew Beland, University Archivist will discuss King’s speech on Drew’s own radio station WMNJ. The broadcast includes:

  • An historical/contextual introduction,
  • A call for archival memorabilia related to the event, and
  • The historic recording in its entirety.

The original recording includes an introduction by then President Oxnam of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. King’s 50-minute speech titled “The American Dream” and a Q & A session with Dr. King. Listen live!

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