MLK Keynote Speaker Chosen

The College has chosen Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister of the Riverside Church, NY, as the keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Day this January. Dr. Forbes is widely recognized and was recently listed by Newsweek as one of the 12 “most effective preachers.” He is also a well-known supporter of the Democratic Party and an activist for “social action.”

Many will remember last year’s keynote speaker, Dorothy Allison, whose speech caused a controversy, because she chose to speak about her homosexuality as opposed to matters of race. It was felt that the comments were inappropriate for a day celebrating America’s most prominent black civil rights leader.