On Monday, January 18, Dayton, OH, news station WDTN highlighted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ties to the Dayton area and the relevance of his message today, including his wife Coretta Scott King ’51 and Antioch College.
In his 1965 Commencement address at Antioch College, referenced in the article, Dr. King stated, “I cannot stand on the campus of Antioch College without a deep sense of appreciation for all that this great institution of learning has given to the cultural, the social, and the political life of our nation and the world. All men of good will are indebted to this great institution for its noble heritage and it rich tradition.” The theme of his address was “Facing the New Age.” Read more about Dr. King’s ties to the Dayton area and watch the report on the WDTN website.
Dr. King’s 1965 Commencement address was recorded by WYSO, the College’s radio station at the time. You can read more about the context of his address and listen to the recording on WYSO’s website. A full copy of his remarks is available at this link.
In a separate article for the Dayton Daily News, reporters Chris Duke and India Stewart talked to Dayton residents about the current state of the country and how Dr. King’s message can guide people today. Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Mila Cooper was interviewed about the lack of civility in politics and how everyday people deal with each other. You can read more about her experiences and concerns on Dayton.com.