All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Dr. King Speaks in Maine

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at Bowdoin College on May 6, 1964. The Campus News has the story, plus an audio recording of the speech.
King's speech made an indelible impact on the audience.

Among those inspired was Wayne Burton '66, who recalled in a January 2005 article appearing in the Lynn, Mass., Daily Item: "I asked him [after the speech] what all he was saying had to do with me. He said, 'if your conscience stops at the border of Maine then you are less than who you should be.' I said I would do what I could to help him." [Link]

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