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Martin Luther King Jr. Day @ Ohio U

Materials related to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday at Ohio University and King's visit (1959-1960) from the collections of the Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections, Ohio University Libraries. Find more at http://media.library.ohiou.edu

Athena yearbook 1999. In photograph: Jerrica Dubois and Lance Strong sing during the Martin Luther King vigil at the College Gate. :: Ohio University Archives

Martin Luther King, Jr. Urges Youth Join in New Order Newspaper Article, Athens Messenger, Dec 30, 1959. :: Ohio Memory Collection. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit Materials, RG 007. :: Ohio University Archives

18th Ecumenical Student Conference on the Christian World Mission Registration Brochure :: Ohio Memory Collection. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit Materials, RG 007. :: Ohio University Archives

Martin Luther King, Jr. on Interracial Marriage Newspaper Article :: Ohio Memory Collection. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit Materials, RG 007. :: Ohio University Archives

Martin Luther King, Jr. Denies Alabama Integration Has Failed Newspaper Article :: Ohio Memory Collection. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit Materials, RG 007 :: Ohio University Archives

Spectrum Green yearbook, 1983. "Ronald Dellums, Democratic congressman from California, spoke on the issues of human rights and world peace." :: Ohio University

"King Calls Visit Gratifying Day" appeared in the January 1, 1960 edition of the Frontier Post, the newspaper of the 18th Ecumenical Student Conference on the Christian World Mission. The article discusses King's stay at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and his thoughts on the conference.

Martin Luther King Jr. at Ohio University. Civil rights leader King visited the OU campus from December 27, 1959 to January 2, 1960, when the student body was on winter break, to speak at the 18th Ecumenical Student Conference on the Christian World Mission, an international church collegiate youth conference.

Athena yearbook, 1960. Students surround Dr Martin Luther King Jr at a conference that focused on technological upheaval, modern secularism, displaced people and advanced education. :: Ohio University Archives