Congressman Steve Russell speaks at MACU on January 23.
By Whitney Knight
In his first public appearance since leaving office this month, former U.S. House of Representatives member Steve Russell (R-OK) spoke at Mid-America Christian University today on the life and legacy of pastor and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In his address, Russell called King “one of the greatest Americans” and emphasized his devout Christian faith. He said that King’s belief in God is still contested even today by the former preacher’s detractor. “He was the example of courage and a target of hate,” Russell said. “He was used by God to rally a nation.” Continue reading
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By Sethard A. Beverly
Recently, I read Harry S. Truman’s interesting book, Where the Buck Stops, edited by his daughter Margaret, and published posthumously in 1989. That is when I began to see Dr. Martin L. King Jr. as great. Continue reading
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In honor of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., Anderson University is suspending classes, Monday, January 18, 2016. Instead, students will have opportunities to participate in service projects, demonstrations, and other celebratory events in remembrance of King’s legacy.
The community is invited to participate in a 1960s Civil Rights Rally Re-enactment located in Miller Chapel at the School of Theology. The re-enactment will be facilitated by Dr. James Morehead, professor of communication at Anderson University, and will be followed by “Get On The Bus,” a demonstration of singing songs from the Movement. Shuttle service will be provided for those who would like to participate in the citywide MLK Jr. Day Celebration at the Paramount Theatre. Continue reading
By Ken de la Bastide
Anderson and Madison County should work together to bring educational opportunities to all residents of the community, was the message of Dr. James Lewis during the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Throughout his lifetime and during his fight for civil rights in America, King stressed that we are all tied together in a shared destiny.
Lewis, the keynote speaker at the Paramount Theatre on Monday, is the dean-elect of the School of Theology at Anderson University. From the day we are all born we are dependent on the gifts that others bring into our lives, he said. Continue reading