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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Exhibit

This permanent exhibit showcases photographs from the St. Francis College History Collection connected to Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1964 visit to St. Francis College.

On May 6 and 7, 1964, St. Francis College hosted a symposium on civil rights entitled, “I Have a Dream: The Negro and the American Quest for Identity.” This was the second in a series of symposia on social justice held at the college.

From the exhibit text

The exhibit includes photos of King and others, explanatory text and a timeline of milestones in the U.S. civil rights movement. Located in Leonard Hall on the Biddeford campus, the exhibit can be viewed whenever the building is open.