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Accession #MC2002/154c
TopicKing, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther: Memorial Service, 1968,
KeywordsFamous People, Important Person, Civil Rights, Justice, Minority, Diversity, African American,
TitlePresident's Office Papers
SubtitleMartin Luther King Manchester College Memorial Service Records
Size1 File
LocationSmall Box 39 - King, Martin Luther
CitationPresident's Office Papers, MC2002/154c, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenancePresident's Office
Scope and Content

The file contains:

Programs from the memorial service

Texts of the three spoken tributes (Terry Pettit, Robert Allen, Kenneth Brown), 

Text of a statement from A. Blair Helman regarding Dr. King's assassination

Report of the survey of students' responses to the memorial service

Newspaper clipping regarding the assassination

Date of AccessionUnknown
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.  A memorial service for Dr. King was held on Manchester's campus on April 11, 1968.

Archivist Note

Date of Accession; August 2002.

Description prepared 4 September 2002 by Sara L. Smith.


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