See footage provided by Special Collections in film about MLK

On Monday, Jan. 17, the University celebrates Martin Luther King day. A vespers service and candlelight vigil will be held at 9:30 p.m. in Benton Chapel and a short film, “Vanderbilt and the Civil Rights Movement: Reliving the Words from Our Past,” will be shown continuously from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Library Lawn. The film features video of speeches made by prominent civil rights era leaders such as Julian Bond, Martin Luther King and Stokely Carmichael during Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation that continues today. The Vanderbilt Central Library’s Special Collections provided the video for the film. Please stop by and see this amazing footage.

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