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Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Posted: January 30, 2015

During the month of January, students, faculty and staff at The Pennsylvania State University have been busy with the celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The College of Agricultural Sciences has participated in several activities.
The Penn State MANRRS Club, undergraduate and graduate students, along with Dr. Ingram and Mr. Derek James at the 40th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.

The Penn State MANRRS Club, undergraduate and graduate students, along with Dr. Ingram and Mr. Derek James at the 40th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.

At the 40th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Dr. Barron gave an impactful and moving speech about the role his own parents played during the Civil Rights Movement.

Another great event that the College of Agricultural Sciences was a part of was the Forum Event that took place at the Nittany Lion Inn. Sarah Collins Rudolph, a survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that occurred in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, spoke with us about her experiences. She was accompanied by Dr. Tracy Snipe, associate professor of political science at Wright State University, and author of “Forgotten Girl, Forerunners to the Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act”. At this great event we heard the story from the survivor’s own mouth and below we have an image with a true living civil rights legend.

Submitted by Darryl Blakey (dmb5583@psu.edu)