Oakwood Students & Faculty Read Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter
Students and faculty at Oakwood University read one of the most important civil rights documents ever written on its 50th anniversary. Dr. King began writing the famous letter in Birmingham while jailed for breaking a law against mass demonstrations. It was a response to a newspaper article written by eight white clergymen against King and his methods. One student said, "You know, I think we've come a long way but we have a long way to go. It is important for us to remember lest we begin to go backwards." King visited Oakwood in 1962, where he first delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.