David Griffith ’66

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a talk at lunch, that autumn, to CSS, where I was enrolled as a sophomore. He and I were both a half hour early, and he and I talked for a while before the powers that be in CSS moved him to the head table. However, we did manage to talk about family and background, like any other two guys at a lunch table, meeting each other for the first time, and my impression was and is: He was a very nice guy....just that, a nice guy. He looked into my eyes and reached my soul, but still, he was a nice guy. For the record.

[Wesleyan annually celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who visited campus four times between 1962 and 1966. The image below, from Wesleyan's Special Collections & Archives, captures King speaking on campus to CSS students in 1963. Learn more about on campus events January 27 - 31 to honor King and his connection to Wesleyan: http://www.wesleyan.edu/mlk/]