February 2015: Martin Luther King Jr.

The Document of the Month for February, 2015, commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s appearance at Newark State College (now called Kean University) in 1961. Archivist Erin Alghandoor has created a collage of two images from Dr. King’s visit during the Townsend Lecture Series.  The collection includes his signature in the guest book, articles from the student newspaper, a photograph and description in the 1961 yearbook, and a brief mention in the Annual Report for 1960-61.  A few

Below are links to the student newspapers, compliments of the Kean University Library:

Lello, Andrea. "We Will Win Our Freedom Says Martin Luther King." Reflector [Union] 21 Feb. 1961: 1. Print. http://cdm15353.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16239coll8/id/660
"Martin Luther King." Reflector [Union] 7 Feb. 1961: 1. Print. http://cdm15353.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16239coll8/id/659
"Calendar." Reflector [Union] 10 Jan. 1961: 2. Print. http://cdm15353.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16239coll8/id/658
"Rev. King Arrested." Reflector [Union]  1 Nov. 1960: 1. Print.  http://cdm15353.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16239coll8/id/657
"King, Lerner, Webster, Douglas to Speak Here in '61." Reflector [Union] 11 Oct. 1960: 1. Print.  http://cdm15353.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16239coll8/id/656