Correspondence arranging the May 11, 1967 and February 1, 1968 visits.
A biographical sketch of Dr. King.
Several letters and postcards from alumni and other concerned people, urging Manchester to reconsider allowing Dr. King to speak on campus. Some included newspaper clippings.
Notes regarding media coverage of the event and event security issues.
Text of "The Future of Integration," Dr. King's speech.
Newspaper clippings reporting on Dr. King's visit.
A collection of post-convocation surveys giving student opinion of Dr. King's speech.
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Bio History Note
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke on Manchester College's campus on February 1, 1968 (he was originally scheduled to speak on May 11, 1967, but the visit was postponed). His visit to Manchester was the last appearance he made in Indiana. He was assassinated shortly afterwards, on April 4, 1968. Dr. King's visit to Manchester was very controversial and caused divisions among the people of North Manchester as well as among Manchester College's own student body and alumni.