Since the start of the 2013-14 academic year, Franklin & Marshall College has celebrated the life and wisdom of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
At Convocation in August, F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield honored the 50th anniversary of King's speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 civil rights March on Washington, D.C. On Jan. 20, in gestures small and large, F&M celebrated King's legacy.
In the morning, the College hosted and sponsored the Crispus Attucks Community Center's 26th Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. An estimated 550 people attended the event, held in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center.
There also were several afternoon programs -- organized by Marion Coleman, F&M's Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, and Xay Chongtua, assistant director for Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Multicultural Affairs -- at Steinman College Center. Students, faculty and proessional staff read from King's speeches and writings, and the F&M community celebrated what would have been King's 85 birthday (Jan. 15) with cake and a display of King memorabilia.
Here is a slideshow of the day's events on the F&M campus: