Oglethorpe University welcomed Bernice A. King on March 15, 2010, in celebration of Women’s History Month and the university’s 175th anniversary.
Ms. King is the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is the president-elect of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Ms. King was interviewed by several OU students about the topic “Women as Leaders and Peace Makers in a Time of War and Economic Crisis.” Following the program, Ms. King signed copies of her books, available for purchase at the event.
The event was presented by the Oglethorpe Women’s Network (OWN) and was co-sponsored by Oglethorpe’s nationally-recognized Center for Civic Engagement and the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program.