Photo Gallery: Civil Rights Read-Aloud On the Quad

On Friday afternoon, students and faculty gathered on the quad to read selections from civil rights documents, most notably Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” The event was organized following the recent court decisions involving the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner on Staten Island, NY. The lack of indictments in both cases has ignited protest related to police brutality and racial discrimination across the country.