Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Day

January 17, 2011 is the 25th Anniversary of the holiday honoring one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders. At the Center for Practical Bioethics, the holiday holds special meaning since two or our colleagues were in the middle of the movement in the 1960s.

Sister Rosemary Flanigan was one of the nuns who traveled to Selma, Alabama in 1965. She retired from the Center last summer after 15 years on the Center’s staff. Father Norman Rotert, a member of the Center’s Board of Directors, was a priest who traveled to Selma as well.

Listen to their stories by clicking on the video links below.

Sisters of Selma – Bearing Witness to Change, January 19, 2009

A Sister of Selma Celebrates Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Sister Rosemary Flanigan, You Tube

A Priest Reflects on Martin Luther King, Fr. Norman Rotert, You Tube



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