Monday, January 18, 2010


Today we celebrate the work and life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This day is especially relevant to Tri-Kap historically. Dr. King visited Dartmouth in 1962 and gave a speech entitled "Towards Freedom" in Dartmouth Hall 105. Afterwards, he came to our house for a reception. Tri-Kap was chosen because, as a local fraternity, we had a diverse brotherhood that was not restricted by most national organizations' strict segregation policies.

After the reception at 1 Webster, Dr. King famously stated: "Well, that's the best KKK meeting I've ever been to."

The full transcript of his speech can be read here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A great honor for Tri-Kap and interesting historical fact. Congratulations!