Students from campus organizations, fraternities and sororities and several College Houses spent the afternoon of Jan. 17 at Civic House painting banners featuring quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for display on Locust Walk. The banner-painting kicked-off Penn's semester-long official celebration of Martin Luther King Day. On the holiday itself, students, faculty and staff signed up for volunteer service, participated in panel discussions and heard speeches by Palmer Foundation director Walter Palmer, Rev. Betty Campbell of Salem Baptist Church and City Councilman Angel Ortiz.
Photo by Mark Garvin
Originally published on January 28, 1999