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President Robert Carr and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Oberlin’s 1965 commencement exercises. Read Dr. King’s commencement address, Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

President Robert Carr and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Oberlin’s 1965 commencement exercises. Read Dr. King’s commencement address, Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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Let us stand up. Let us be a concerned generation. Let us remain awake through a great revolution. And we will speed up that great day when the American Dream will be a reality. We, in the final analysis, can gain consolation from the fact that at least we’ve made strides in our struggle for peace and in our struggle for justice. We still have a long, long way to go, but at least we’ve made a creative beginning.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his 1965 Oberlin commencement address, “Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution.”

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Dr. King hoped the Oberlin Commencement exercises had gone off well, and was very glad to have received ‘a little circular about the theological buildings,’ which he had shown to Mr. Crane, though he had not ‘taken up the matter with him at all’… King did not know when he would be back in Oberlin, but a few days in Constantinople would tell the story.

Harry N. Howard, The King-Crane Commission: An American Inquiry in the Middle East.

Henry Churchill King, of the King Building at Oberlin, was sent by Woodrow Wilson to document Middle Eastern opinion on what to do with with the areas that had until then been under the yolk of the Ottoman Empire. Also, did I mention that Oberlin has the entire original King-Crane Commission?

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Your very favorite librarian: MLK Jr's Speech at Oberlin College (my Alma Mater)

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“Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”

Commencement Address for Oberlin College

By Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

June 1965, Oberlin Ohio

“[Oberlin College] President Carr, members of the faculty, and members of the graduating class of this great institution of learning,…

We’ve been quoting it all day, and so have you! Nice!

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What we are facing today is the fact that through our scientific and technological genius we’ve made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and ethical commitment we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers - or we will all perish together as fools.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his 1965 Oberlin commencement address, “Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution.”

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