On Oct. 29, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on the Grinnell campus. He delivered his prophetic message, "Remaining Awake During a Revolution," just one day before beginning his 19th jail sentence for his involvement in the civil rights movement, and only six months before his April 1968 assassination.
Forty years later, King's words are more relevant than ever. Grinnell College commemorated the anniversary with a week-long symposium on campus, Sept. 23-29, 2007.
Two Grinnell alumni, journalist Robert Hodierne '68 and Derrick Te Paske '68, documented King's visit as student photographers. The images they took of this historic event were on display in Grinnell's Smith Gallery in the Rosenfield Center, and are also available in this slideshow.