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Hendrix College to Participate in Nationwide MLK Remembrance

APRIL 4, 2018

WHAT: To mark 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Hendrix College is participating in the nationwide bell tolling led by the National Civil Rights Museum in remembrance of the tragic event. Bells will ring 39 times at places of worship, college campuses, and other institutions across the nation to honor the number of years Dr. King dwelled on this earth and to pay homage to his legacy. The Hendrix observance will include 39 members of the Hendrix community ringing bells — student leaders, social justice advocates, faculty, and administrators. 

WHEN: The brief program will begin at 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Dr. Dionne Bennett Jackson, Hendrix Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, will commence the tolling of 39 hand bells. Hendrix College President William M. Tsutsui will ring the final bell.

WHERE: The bell tolling at Hendrix will take place near the Altus Bell in Couch Circle, which is accessible from the Markham Street parking lot entrance (just west of the roundabout at Harkrider Street, Markham Street, and Siebenmorgen Road). In the event of rain, the gathering will move inside the nearby Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC).

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit