Almost 55 years ago, and just six months before his assassination, civil
rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a Grinnell Scholars
Convocation. In May, Grinnellians welcomed his daughter, the Rev.
Bernice A. King, as this year’s Commencement speaker. King is carrying
on her father’s mission of nonviolence and social change through her
work as a peace advocate and leader of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.
Commencement videos, transcripts, and more are available online.