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Inaugural Unity Week promotes engagement in activism

Walla Walla and Whitman communities celebrate Unity Week with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March, civil rights display, social justice training and a keynote address followed by a discussion.

Alasdair Padman and Emma Fletcher-Frazer

February 6, 2020

Whitman College, in coordination with Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla residents, hosted its inaugural Unity Week – a week of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement – beginning on Monday, Jan. 20.  While Whitman College ...

Whitman Celebrates Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sam Grainger-Shuba

January 30, 2014

From Jan. 20-30, the Glover Alston Center and Whitman College's Intercultural Center celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the important contributions made by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement during one of the most tumultuous times in U.S. history. While the federal holiday honoring King...

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld

December 5, 2013

Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world. While their revelations that were released over the summer told the world about the expansiveness...

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy

Skye Vander Laan

January 22, 2013

The annual candlelit peace march down Main Street to commemorate the life and message of Martin Luther King, Jr., drew about fifty Whitman and Walla Walla community members this year on Monday, Jan. 21. Pioneer videographer Skye Vander Laan transports us into the crowd and shares the voices of two women...

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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