On February 6, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the New School in New York City. It was the first of 15 talks given by civil rights leaders that semester as part of the American Race Crisis Lecture Series. 199 more words
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Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial-era military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the prestigious liberal arts college here.
The trustees at Amherst College said on Tuesday that the institution would not use any references to Lord Jeffery, its unofficial mascot, in official communications or symbolism, and that it would find a new name for the Lord Jeffery Inn, a campus hotel owned by the college. 262 more words
World’s oldest tea found in Chinese tomb… remains found in Emperor’s tomb is 2,100 years old
Israel puts Eichmann letter on display… Nazi begged for clemency after his 1962 death sentence… 56 more words
Derided by my mother as a “tourist trap”, Judie’s is always packed. This ability to continually put butts in seats was slightly mystifying for me. Amherst is a pretty small town with a slew of good restaurants, so what specific niche could Judie’s occupy that makes it so special? 1,184 more words
A dangerous pattern of prioritizing response to media scrutiny over responding directly to our community members has developed. Amherst is both a small and intimate community, but a very exposed one as well, which often leaves us far too focused on how we are perceived from the outside. 1,303 more words