MLK Week

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:

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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

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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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.)

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

Community gathers at MLK Unity Walk

MLK Unity Walk 2008SMU celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with MLK Week 2008 Jan. 21-26. A highlight of the week’s events was the Unity Walk down Bishop Boulevard from Perkins Chapel to the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Right, SMU President R. Gerald Turner, second from right, walks with students and faculty members.

Watch television coverage from KXAS (NBC Channel 5) and KTVT (CBS Channel 11). video

Find more information about MLK Week 2008, including sound files and text excerpts from Dr. King’s 1966 speech in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.

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Tune In: MLK at SMU

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at SMUAs SMU celebrates 2008 MLK Week, SMU News has made available online, for the first time ever, the speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made in McFarlin Auditorium. Gene Halaburt of Dallas, who was near the front of a standing-room-only crowd of students and faculty members, taped the Mar. 17, 1966 speech with a hand-held recorder and has graciously provided a copy to the University. (There is a brief gap in the recording at about 40 minutes, possibly caused when the cassette was turned over.) Listen here. video

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Calendar Highlights: Jan. 24, 2008

MLK Week imageMLK Week continues: SMU’s MLK Week wraps up with a Unity Mixer at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity and MLK Kids Day at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. MLK Week is sponsored by Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs (SAMSA). For more information, contact Ke’ana Hardy, 8-4583.

Perkins Ministers Week: SMU’s Perkins School of Theology celebrates the centennial of the birth of former professor Albert Cook Outler with its 2008 Ministers Week Jan. 28-30, which will explore the influential scholar’s work and legacy in Wesley studies, Protestant theology and the ecumenical movement. Learn more at the Perkins School of Theology website.

Church history: A new exhibition traces the role of Methodism in American southern culture and society from the colonial era to the beginning of World War II, through materials ranging from letters, diaries and pamphlets to figurines and photographs. Methodism in the American South runs Jan. 28-July 11 in the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries, Bridwell Library. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact James McMillin, 8-4364.

Cut and color: Visiting artist Leonard Stokes exhibits works incorporating pop, classical and Asian elements. Leonard Stokes: Collages runs Jan. 28-Mar. 15 in the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library.

Sharon Daloz ParksMaking the connection: SMU faculty and staff can participate in a conference on creating mentoring environments for students. Sharon Daloz Parks, director of leadership for the New Commons of the Whidbey Institute, is keynote speaker for “Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young People in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith.” The two-day conference features faculty sessions Feb. 14 (faculty may choose to attend a morning or afternoon session) and a staff session 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 (lunch included). Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life. The conference is free; registration is required. RSVP to Judy Henneberger, 8-4502.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Calendar Highlights: Jan. 18, 2008

Santuario de Chimayo, TaosBrain vacations: Registration is now open for the 2008 SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute, scheduled for July 17-20 at SMU’s Fort Burgwin campus in northern New Mexico. The weekend courses include history, anthropology, art and art history, botany, earth sciences, digital photography and mountain sports. For more information, contact Allison Curran, 8-8267 (8-TAOS). (Top right, Taos’ Santuario de Chimayo.)

An executive exhibition: “Hail to the Chief: Presidential Libraries” is now on display in Fondren Library Center. For more information, contact Cynthia Ruppi.

Dance for a cause: Seniors in the SMU Division of Dance produce and perform their own choreography in “Common Thread” at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Margo Jones Theatre. The concerts are free; donations are encouraged and will benefit Bryan’s House, Dallas’ only special-care facility for children and teenagers with HIV/AIDS and their families. For more information, call the Division of Dance at 8-2718.

Dare to dream: SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with MLK Week 2008, scheduled for Jan. 21-26. Events include an MLK Day of Service, a birthday party in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, SMU’s annual Unity Walk and an MLK Kids Day sponsored by the Association of Black Students. MLK Week is sponsored by Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs (SAMSA). For more information, contact Ke’ana Hardy, 8-4583.

oaxaca-itsgoingtorain-200.jpgPaper magic: Werner “Wynn” Kramarsky’s affection for the abstract, the geometric and the minimalist is showcased in a new exhibition featuring the Kramarsky family’s gift to SMU’s Pollock Works on Paper Study Collection. “The Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky Gift of Contemporary Drawings” runs Jan. 22-Mar. 22 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Learn more about Wynn Kramarsky at The Brooklyn Rail. (Bottom right, Oaxaca – It’s Going to Rain by George Mead Moore, graphite on paper, 1998.)

Talking Texas: SMU’s Sam Ratcliffe and Ellen Buie Niewyk, curators of two concurrent Jerry Bywaters exhibitions now on display at Meadows Museum, will discuss Bywaters’ major role in establishing the Texas Regionalism movement of the 1930s and ’40s in a Brown Bag Lecture, “Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker & Interpreter of the Southwest,” noon-1 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Sponsored by SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies. For more information, call 8-3684.

Reference this: Gillian McCombs, dean and director of Central University Libraries, will lead “This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Library Anymore,” a panel discussion on the changing role of libraries in an increasingly fast-paced technological world. The discussion takes place Jan. 24 in DeGolyer Library, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the panel at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries. For more information, contact Cynthia Ruppi at 8-3225.

New views of Japan: Japan’s changing national identity at home and abroad is the topic for the 2008 SMU Asian Studies Symposium Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in the Meadows Museum. Speakers will include M. Diana Helweg Newton and James Hollifield, both of SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies. The symposium and reception are free; the registration deadline is Jan. 22. Find a complete schedule at the Tower Center website; RSVP by e-mail or phone at 8-3954.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

  • Jan. 22: TITAS presents “An Evening With Patti LuPone” at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 214-528-5576.