Tune In: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 speech at SMU

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Tune In: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 speech at SMU

Martin Luther King Jr. at SMU in 1966

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium March 17, 1966. A recording of that speech was given to the University in 2008 by Gene Halaburt of Dallas.

SMU celebrates Dream Week 2013 through Friday, Jan. 25. And each year since 2008, the University shares online the speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made to a standing-room-only crowd in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium Mar. 17, 1966. The recording was given to the University by Gene Halaburt of Dallas, who attended the speech and taped it with a hand-held recorder. (There is a brief gap in the recording at about 40 minutes, possibly caused when the cassette was turned over.)

SMU News has assembled the following related resources:

January 23, 2013|Tune In|

Tune In: Keeping the dream alive at Unity Walk 2012

SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Vice President for Student Affairs Lori White joined student leaders, faculty, staff and administrators for SMU’s 2012 Unity Walk on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The walk is an integral event in the University’s annual Dream Week, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Click the YouTube screen to see highlights – or click here to open a new window for the 2012 Unity Walk video, featuring excerpts from Dr. King’s 1966 speech at SMUvideo

January 19, 2012|News, Tune In|

Living the dream: SMU celebrates MLK Day 2012 all week

SMU Celebrates Dream WeekSMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dream Week 2012 Jan. 16-19. Sponsored by the University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the annual observance features a variety of activities throughout the week, including opportunities for community service and a commemorative walk.

This year’s schedule includes the traditional Day of Service Monday, Jan. 16, with volunteer projects taking place at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas LIFE and the Genesis Women’s Shelter Thrift Store.

The Dream Week kickoff event is scheduled for noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons. Featured speakers are Dennis Simon, Political Science, and Rick Halperin, Human Rights Education.

The University’s annual Unity Walk will take place at noon Wednesday, Jan. 18, starting at the Main Quad flagpole. SMU President R. Gerald Turner will offer remarks. That evening at 7:30 p.m., the SMU Women’s Center for Gender and Pride Initiatives will present a screening of Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders in the Hughes-Trigg Forum. The award-winning documentary examines the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and ’60s from the point of view of the women who lived it and helped lead it.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, the Willson Lecture Series of SMU’s Office of the Chaplain presents Daniel White Hodge speaking on “The Hostile Gospel: Seeking the Theological Sensibilities Within Hip-Hop Culture.” The lecture takes place in the Hughes-Trigg Forum followed by a brown-bag discussion at 11:30 a.m. in Hughes-Trigg Promenades A and B.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at SMU, March 17, 1966This week, SMU also recalls Dr. King’s speech to a standing-room-only crowd in McFarlin Auditorium on March 17, 1966. SMU News offers these related links:

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January 14, 2012|Calendar Highlights, News|

SMU celebrates 2010 MLK Week

Dr. Martin Luther King at SMU in 1966SMU officially kicked off its 2010 MLK Week with a celebration in the Hughes-Trigg Commons Jan. 19. Make plans to participate in this week’s events:

Jan. 20: Unity Walk – The annual Unity Walk down Bishop Boulevard honors the strength and sacrifice of the soldiers of the civil rights movement. Starts at noon on the steps of Dallas Hall and ends in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons.

Jan. 21: The Trumpet Call: Faith in Action – An interactive discussion about answering the call led by local interfaith leaders. Begins at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.

Jan. 22: Unity Mixer – Celebrate the culmination of MLK Week with food, fun and fellowship, beginning at 8 p.m. in SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Varsity.

All events are co-sponsored by SMU Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs and the Paul Quinn College Office of Student Affairs, unless otherwise noted.

Hear Dr. King’s 1966 speech at SMU audio
Download Dr. King’s speech to your iPod download
Read a Daily Campus account of the speech
Read excerpts from the speech

(Above, Dr. King speaks in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium in 1966.)

January 19, 2010|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

University celebrates MLK Week 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. at SMU, 1966SMU’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2009 continues with the annual Unity Walk on Bishop Boulevard at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The walk begins in front of the Owen Arts Center and ends in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons.

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Offices of the Chaplain and Leadership and Community Involvement cosponsor “Living the Dream: Education, Economics and Equality” at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Isabel & Comer Cottrell Student Union Building Grand Lounge at Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd., Dallas.

The week culminates with a Unity Mixer at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity. Join the SMU community for food, fun and fellowship.

All events are sponsored by SMU Student Activities and Multicultural Student Affairs (SAMSA) and Paul Quinn College Student Affairs, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit SMU News. (Above, Dr. King’s 1966 speech in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.)

Hear Dr. King’s 1966 speech at SMU audio
Download Dr. King’s speech to your iPod podcast
Read the Daily Campus account of the speech
Read excerpts from the speech

January 21, 2009|Calendar Highlights, News|
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