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Hendrix Community to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of MLK Letter

CONWAY, Ark. (April 12, 2013) - The Hendrix community will take part in a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. began writing his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" with a reading of the letter by students, faculty, staff, and administrators on Tuesday, April 16, at noon in The Burrow inside the Student Life and Technology Center.

The project, initiated by the Birmingham Public Library, is sponsored at Hendrix by the Office of Student Affairs and by Project Pericles.  

For more information, contact Hendrix politics professor Dr. Jay Barth at 501-450-1319 or

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit