Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speeches to be Played in Memorial Center
January 10, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Jan. 15, the birth date of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will play DVDs of students, faculty and staff
reciting famous King speeches via television in the corridor between the Henning Room
and the Davidson Room in the Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington).
In preparation for the event, students, faculty, and staff have been invited to the
Multicultural Center (1405 Park St., Bloomington) to videotape readings of Dr. King’s
speeches during the week of Jan. 7. The speeches will be separated into three-minute
sections, and text will be provided. Afterwards, the readings will then be edited
and played continuously throughout the day on Jan. 15.
Students, faculty and staff passing through the corridor that day can watch and listen
to the speeches, then write their reactions and responses on paper provided on the
Videotaped speeches will include “I Have a Dream,” the address delivered in acceptance
of his Nobel Peace Prize in December of 1964, his speech to the First Montgomery Improvement
Association Mass Meeting, “Give Us the Ballot” as well as the speech Dr. King gave
at the Great March in Detroit on June 23, 1963.
The first 20 participants to do a reading will receive a free t-shirt with an image
of King and the quote, “The time is always right to do what is right.” The Office
of Multicultural Student Affairs will also hand out buttons with famous quotes on
them throughout the week to be worn on Jan. 21, the observation of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.’s birthday.
For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (309)
Contact: Allegra Gallian, (309) 556-3181