TribLIVE

| State

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Allegheny College invited to honor King's speech

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 4:33 p.m.
 

A Meadville school is celebrating its connections to Martin Luther King's historic 1963 speech.

Allegheny College Associate Dean Kazi Joshua says students and teachers were thrilled when the King Center in Atlanta invited them to be a part of international bell ringing ceremonies to honor the anniversary of the speech. Joshua says the school was asked because the speech mentioned “the mighty Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.”

Charles B. Ketcham, 87, a former Allegheny professor of religion, told the AP that several Allegheny College students were active in King's civil rights movement in the early 1960s.

Ketcham says that King once accepted an invitation to speak at the school but then had to cancel because of other commitments.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Retired LCB official, expected to plead guilty to kickbacks, stands to lose $52K pension
  2. Casey, Coons become 32nd, 33rd senators to back nuclear deal with Iran
  3. Judge OKs gender surgery for 48-year-old called mentally incompetent by parents
  4. State’s high court rules in favor of turnpike worker, will get another chance to prove his firing violated whistlebower laws
  5. Potential suspension of Pennsylvania AG’s license unusual
  6. Bishop’s ex-assistant in Venango charged with Lutheran synod thefts
  7. Conneaut Lake Park wants to sell some land
  8. Pennsylvania welfare employees targeted in crackdown