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Most people know about Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed letter from Birmingham jail, written on April 16, 1963, which defended the use of non-violent resistance against racism. Fewer know about Bayard Rustin – the gay, African American civil rights leader who helped supply the philosophical underpinnings of that strategy.

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ITHACA, NY — Educational sessions, film screenings, panel discussions and a concert will highlight Ithaca College’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21. The theme for this year’s MLK Campus-Wide Celebration, “Making a Career of Humanity,” is adapted from remarks King delivered in 1959 to thousands of...

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ITHACA, NY — Civil rights pioneer Dorothy Cotton will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ithaca College at its 2011 Commencement ceremony on May 22. Cotton served as education director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference under Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and continues to spread her message of freedom and hope to people around the world.

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ITHACA, NY — The life, legacy and continuing relevance of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored by Ithaca College with a series of activities taking place January 24–29. The MLK Week 2011 events, which are free and open to the public, will include a presentation by Civil Rights pioneer Dorothy Cotton, concert, panel discussion on faith and social justice, educational workshops and...

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