African-American historian and activist Dr. Vincent Harding, a colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke in the Chapel to commemorate Dr. King’s life and to award the Martin Luther King, Jr. awards for community service to Tyrone Forman ’92 and Shepley Orr ’92. 

The next day Dr. Harding spoke on “Hope and History: Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement for the 1990s” in the Villard Room. Among Harding’s books on the subject were There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America (1981) and Hope and History: Why We Must Share the Story of the Movement (1990).

Dr. Harding’s Martin Luther King, Jr., the Inconvient Hero was published in 1996.