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Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Lachlan Johnson

February 27, 2013

Members of the Whitman and Walla Walla community filled the Glover Alston Center on Monday, Feb. 25 to hear storyteller Kathya Alexander speak about the civil rights movement. Drawing on both her personal experience growing up during the civil rights era as well as her work as a writer, actor, poet and playwright, Alexander prese...

Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Dylan Tull

January 24, 2013

Rebecca Walker, named by TIME Magazine as one of the 40 most influential Americans under the age of 40, spoke in Cordiner Hall on Jan. 23 on the topic of building upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work in order to cultivate unity and a more peaceful world. The lecture was the third in a series of events...

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Maegan Nelson

November 29, 2012

Whitman Teaches the Movement, a community service project started last year, sends Whitman students into local Walla Walla public school classrooms to teach about civil rights. This year students will be teaching between Jan. 22 and Feb. 2, and training for the program occurred this week. "It's a really important issue that all of the United States is failing...

Whitman celebrates King’s legacy

Emily Lin-Jones

January 26, 2012

Samuel McKinney, a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will share his colleague's legacy with the Whitman community in a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 26. His lecture will mark the end of a series of events sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the Black Student Union. In past years, Whitman...

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