Editor, The Messenger:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Athens in 1963. Not because OU ever invited him here but because he came here to speak at a conference being held on campus by the National Student Christian Federation.
There is a sign on the side of Memorial Auditorium that says he spoke there, which seems like OU wants to take credit for inviting him here.
I have been told that he also preached at Mt. Zion Baptist Church when he was here. This makes it even more important for the church preservation group to be successful.