This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration events at OSU showcase Dr. King’s values, vision, and legacy and act as a call to action to us all to unite our powerful voices.
One of the goals of these two weeks is for us to reflect on the past and to look toward the future to think about the impact that we can have in our own communities. The OMA was honored to be a part of the reflection to the past by participating in two celebration events. On Monday the 20th the annual Peace Breakfast featured the OMA’s newly published campus tour guidebook “Histories of Students of Color at OSU” and on Tuesday the 21st the Special Collections & Archives Research Center hosted the event “50th Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize Lecture: “The Quest for Peace and Justice.” Various OSU community members read the lecture in which his words linked racial injustice, poverty, and war.
And, we had archival materials on display for attendees to see the connections between Dr. King and Linus Pauling as well as to feature the campus tour guidebook.