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Jan. 16 panel to discuss personal experiences with Martin Luther King Jr.

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[caption id="attachment_1373" align="alignleft" width="209" caption="1960, President Arlo Schilling and King meet on campus"] [/caption] A panel of distinguished North Central alumni and friends will discuss the 50th anniversary of the historic visit and speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on North Central's campus. Panel members who had personal contact with King will share and reflect on their experiences with the great civil rights leader. The panel is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Panel members include:
  • Rev. George St. Angelo, Class of 1943, was North Central's chaplain from 1955 to 1966 and invited Dr. King to speak in 1960.
  • Rev. Robert Harman, Class of 1959, marched and was arrested with Dr. King in Chicago in 1966.
  • Rev. Dr. Kwame John Porter was a founder of Operation PUSH and key organizer for Dr. King in Chicago during the summer of 1966.
  • Rev. Thomas Reinhart-Marean, Class of 1967, helped organize North Central's student trip to Selma, Ala., in March 1965.
  • Dr. Doward Douwsma, Class of 1961, is a retired professor of business management and former editor of the College's student newspaper.
  • Katheryn Agne Dutenhaver, Class of 1960, is a law professor specializing in mediation at DePaul University and was an adult chaperone on the trip to Selma.
Refreshments will be served during a reception following the panel discussion. Many more activities are planned during MLK Week, with the theme “Extraordinary. Then and Now.”