Over the years, we have written a few blog posts about the speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made in Wait Chapel on October 11, 1962 (see here, here, and here). This is a proud moment in Wake Forest’s history and we enjoy having patrons request to listen to the audio recording. In addition to this historic event that took place on our campus, Special Collections & Archives has many other holdings that celebrate the hard work done by Dr. King and so many others for Civil Right and Social Justice. Finley Turner’s recent blog post about a new subject guide titled  “Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights” is an excellent resource to reflect upon this weekend as we honor Dr. King’s legacy.

In addition to Wake Forest’s history relating to Civil Rights, Special Collections & Archives has been expanding our subject guides to highlight many areas in our collections including but not limited to the following:

All of our subject guides are listed here. We hope these resources are helpful in understanding our past and hopeful for a brighter future. As Dr. King said in Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? “We must walk on from here with an audacious faith in the future.”