A panel of K-State alumni and Manhattan residents reflect on their experience of attending MLK Jr.'s 1968 speech.
The panel was moderated by Cliff Hight, University Archivist and the welcome was provided by Jessica Elmore, Associate Director of Diversity Programs at the K-State Alumni Association.
Bill Hill, Manhattanite since childhood and 1972 graduate of Manhattan High School. Hill was just 13 years old when he attended King’s speech.
Sue Maes ’69, ’72, ’98, Dean Emeritus of K-State Global Campus who recently retired after more than three decades at K-State. When Maes heard King speak, she was a junior majoring in physical therapy and a member of the student governing association.
Sylvia Robinson ’71, chair-elect of the K-State Alumni Association Board of Directors. Robinson was a freshman education major when King visited. During her time on campus, she was also a member of the BSU, K-State Cheer Team, charter member of the Eta Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a founding member of the United Black Voices Gospel choir.
Bill Worley ’68, professor of history at Metropolitan Community College, Blue River campus. Worley was a Blue Key member and K-State student body president in 1967-68.