If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before
she sat down on the
Montgomery, she’d still be standing.
—Mary Frances Berry
Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will
be marked at Moravian by a first-time community service
opportunity, in honor of the openness of spirit of the
great civil rights leader, and a speaker
who will initiate a program of observances for a landmark civil rights decision.
Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Civil Rights
Commission, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 27,
50th anniversary of the Brown v.
Board of Education decision. Her talk will be in Foy Hall. Information: Ext.
Berry is Geraldine R. Segal professor of
American social thought, professor of history, and adjunct
professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania.
was president of the Organization of American Historians in 1990-91.
appointed to the commission in 1980 by President Carter, chaired it in 1993-95,
and was reappointed as a member by President Clinton in 1999. She
been assistant secretary for education during the Carter administration.
Before Penn, she was chancellor of the University of Colorado.
She holds a Ph.D. in history and a law degree
from the University of Michigan.
Her address is the first
of a series of events on campus commemorating the 1954
Supreme Court decision on Brown
v. Board of Education that ended the
fiction of “separate but equal” segregated schools in the
Sharon Brown of the Office of Institutional
Diversity and James Johnson,
assistant professor of history, will co-chair a reading-discussion
group. Its schedule
and other events will be announced in the coming weeks.
On Monday, January
19, when no classes are held in observance of the national
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the College’s community
service program offers students an opportunity to give
of themselves to the less fortunate.
Two-hour service opportunities
are available at such organizations as the soup kitchens
at Trinity Episcopal Church, Victory House,
day- care centers; and Allentown Boys and Girls Clubs. Moravian’s
basketball teams will hold a basketball clinic for area children.
Students can help with
a general clean-up and paint job at Turning Point Domestic Violence
Shelter or assist handicapped adults in workshops at VIA. Transportation
will be provided
for those who need it.
Those interested must sign up by Wednesday,
January 14, with community service coordinator Phyllis Walsh,
Ext. 1602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.