Exhibit: 'Penn State honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1985-2010'

January 11, 2010

"Penn State honors Martin Luther King Jr., 1985–2010," an exhibit celebrating 25 years of King memorabilia, will be on display from Jan. 15 to Feb. 28 in the main exhibit hall of Pattee Library and also in the Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library.

King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the youngest recipient ever. He envisioned a time when all people regardless of race would be equal and granted the freedom to speak. He attempted to end discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.He was assassinated April 4, 1968, and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.

The exhibit is open during Pattee Library's normal hours of service, which are available by telephone at 814-865-3063. For more information, contact the libraries' Office of Public Relations and Marketing at 814-863-4240.

  • Winning poster from January 2000.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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