Shaw University
       
Moodle Give to Shaw  
NEWS & ANNOUCEMENTS
University News
Student News
Campus Announcements
RELATED LINKS
Administration
Office of Institutional Advancement
Submit Graphic Request
Submit Web Request

Odessa Hines
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 919-546-8268 
E-mail:  ohines@shawu.edu   

Home > University News > 2011 University News
table-top-left  arrow   Shaw Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  123 
table-top-right 
table-left-bg 

 

MLKandEllaBaker 

Raleigh, NC (January 16, 2011) - As America pauses to honor and salute the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Shaw University joins in these reflections on the integrity, bravery, and vision of this great Civil Rights leader. Because of the vision, foresight and sacrifice of Dr. King, Shaw is the strong, forward-thinking, and relevant institution of higher learning that it is today.

Shaw also takes a moment to reflect on its own place within the history of the Civil Rights movement, evidenced in a recently found letter from Ella J. Baker, Shaw alum and co-founder of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Council, to Dr. King in preparation for the historic gathering that would lead to the founding of the organization.

The memo, addressed to Dr. King and Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, is nearly prosaic focusing on the logistics concerning adult leadership of the student gather and housing of those in attendance, but provides an interesting and unique insight into both that gathering and Dr. King’s interest in the conference.

Shaw celebrated the life of Dr. King through a worship service Friday afternoon, and many Shaw faculty, staff and students will be taking part in events throughout the weekend.

 

Letter_From_Ella_To_Abernathy-1 

Announcement_Shaw_University Thumb 

          Click to enlarge            

       Click to enlarge      

 

table-right-bg 
table-bottom-left  table-bottom-bg  table-bottom-right