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The Past, Present, and Future: The 50th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Talk at ONU

Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Freed Center
Event Category: 
Multicultural Affairs
Event Audience: 

Those who were at the historic event will share their memories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. on Jan. 18 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. The discussion will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s talk at ONU’s Taft Gymnasium on Jan. 11, 1968.

The panel discussion, which kicks off a series of events to honor the occasion, is free and open to the public. It will culminate with the unveiling of a statue of Dr. King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall.

The Jan. 18 panel discussion will include panelists Terry Keiser, Alfred Cohoe, Monty Siekerman, Sadicka White, Bob Parsons, Bob Roberts and Joel Weaver. Keiser and Cohoe were ONU faculty members at the time and Siekerman was ONU’s director of university information, while the others were students at Ohio Northern.

The event will also feature the ONU Gospel Ensemble and prayers, which will be led by current students.

To listen to an audio file of the speech visit our Dr. King's Visit to ONU website.