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MLK 11.12.61 Documentary Premiere & Panel Discussion Recording Now Available

On Nov. 12, 1961, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Mankato, Minnesota. While here, he gave two sermons at Centenary United Methodist Church and a speech at Mankato High School.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Mankato Speech Comes to Life

Jan. 12, 2022 Dr. Jameel Haque of the MNSU Kessel Peace Institute talks about the Martin Luther King, Jr. movie to premiere on MLK Day.
MLK documentary contributors

MLK documentary contributors: Still more work to be done

Sixty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Mankato, local education and equity leaders believe the civil rights icon would have mixed feelings if he returned today.
MLK visit to Mankato

MLK’s visit to Mankato in new documentary

Two years before he gave the historic “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington D.C., four years before the 1965 Voting Rights Act he sought and seven years before being gunned down in Memphis, Rev.