Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Gobin Memorial Church on the DePauw University campus on September 5, 1960. His nonviolent movement was pivotal in achieving passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin. That year he was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize because, as Gunnar Jahn, Chairman of the Nobel Committee, attested, “He is the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence. He is the first to make the message of brotherly love a reality in the course of his struggle, and he has brought this message to all men, to all nations and races.” In Dr. King’s own words spoken at Gobin, ”…love is the most durable power in all the world.”
MLK Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 5th at 6pm
Sunday, September 6th at 10:30am
Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm
All events can be viewed at www.gobinchurch.org and on Channel 3.