Allegheny College invited to honor King's speech
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.
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