Posted on 22 January 2013.
Society is “in desperate need of maladjusted men and women,” Professor N. Bruce Duthu ’80 told Dartmouth employees gathered to mark Martin Luther King Day.
Duthu, the Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies and chair of Native American Studies Program, invoked the words of King in remarks at the annual employee breakfast celebration January 21, 2013.
King spoke those words at Dartmouth in 1962, saying it is the maladjusted of society who reject racism and injustice. Duthu, an enrolled member of the United Houma Nation of Louisiana, recalled the segregated church of his parish as a child and the visiting priest who tore down the rail that separated the Native American parishioners from the white parishioners. This was the act of a maladjusted man, Duthu said.
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Posted on 14 January 2013.
Award-winning playwright Katori Hall will deliver the keynote address on January 21 at Dartmouth’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The celebration at Dartmouth dates back to the 1970s.
“I am not a politician. I am a playwright,” says Hall in a recent episode of American Voices on PBS. “I do not feign thinking that I can create policy that will change the world. But I can create stories that can move people, hopefully move people to action, but mostly move people to just having a more open heart, which I think is the first step towards action.”
This year’s theme is “The Art of Non-Conformity: Making the World Better.” The celebration features a slate of events from January 17 to February 1.
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