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Morehouse Plans MI. King Chape ATLANTA Morehouse Col lege plans to seek substantial funds for the construction of a Martin Luther King, Jr., Me morial Chapel, according to an announcement by Dr. Hugh M Gloster, President of the Atlanta Atlanta institution, during a recent memorial service held for the late civil rights leader at Mer rill Hall on the college campus rill1 Hall on the college cam pus. Dr King was the sob of a great Morehouse man, and was also the most distinguished alumnus of the college, a mem ber of the Board of Trustees, and one of the outstanding leaders of our time," said Dr. Gloster. "It is altogether fitting fitting and proper that Morehouse should pay tribute to him by erecting, in his memory, a chapel which has high priority in our building plans." As projected, the chapel would seat at least 2,000 people people and would cost at least $2,000,000. In front of the building building would appear a standing statue of Dr. King, and inside would be marble wall sections bearing engraved quotations from the major speeches of the, late civil rights leader. The proposed structure would face West View Drive on land Southern U. Given Fund BATON ROUGE, La. A grant of $40,000 has been awarded to Southern University University by the U.S. Office of Education Education for continuation of the project, Operation: Aspiration Uplift. Southern University is one of fifty recipients throughout throughout the nation to receive such a contract. The project, under the direction direction of Dr. Leonard Spearman, chairman of the bureau of developmental developmental services, is based on the assumption that a large number of rural youth in the State of Louisiana have the intellectual intellectual capability of completing completing high school, but lack the proper motivation to do so. It also assumes that because of the paucity of enriching experiences, experiences, these youth often reflect reflect a narrow perspective of the society in which they live, or the benefits of pursuing higher education. This project identifies qualified rural high school youth who are potential drop - outs and - or drop - outs and encourages them to remain in school through a systematic program of enrichment. The program provides counseling counseling sessions with parents and students regarding financial financial assistance, career opportunities opportunities available to them, as well as corrective experiences to strengthen students intellectual intellectual background and modify modify their attitudes. Further, through field trips, excursions and other cultural activities, these students are exposed to situations which otherwise they would not have n opportunity to experience. recently acquired by the col - j lege; and the institution would seek sufficient endowment toj maintain and staff the building! as well as to provide an annual series of lectures in the fields of religion, philosophy, and civil rights. Dr. Gloster further revealed that Morehouse College is asking asking the King family to use the chapel as the location of a crvDt which would be the final resting place of Dr. King and I his immediate relatives, tie also also stated that the school is requesting requesting the King family to consider establishing in the chapel a library where selected selected papers, books, citations, trophies, and other personal effects effects of Dr. King would be preserved. preserved. Aside from the plans for the chapel, Morehouse College is receiving spontaneously given donations from people interested interested in contributing toward a scholarship fund in memory of Dr. Martin Luther .King,' Jr., according to an announcement by Butler T. Henderson, Assistant Assistant to the President and Director of Development at the Atlanta institution. 1 The most recent c6ntribu - Hons to this scholarship fund are a donation through Dr. Marie Gadsden of $1,500 from Peace Corps Volunteers in Washington, D.C., and a gift of $100 from Mr. Marcus Dan - neman, proprietor of a supermarket supermarket at 466 Edge wood and a friend of Dr. King's. Mr. Henderson said that Morehouse College has set up an endowed Martin Luther King Jr., . Scholarship Fund, which will receive contributions contributions from interested individuals individuals and provide financial assistance assistance for deserving students. The late Dr. King was an alumnus and a trustee of Morehouse Morehouse College. A member of the Class of 1948, he was looking looking forward to his twentieth class reunion during the June commencement season. ANNUAL TRIP ENDS Mr. veteran New Courier retailers Fla., are seen at Brown Town automobile tour of the state; The trek lasted five weeks, their adult children, at others live in Newark, N.J.

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  1. The Pittsburgh Courier,
  2. 04 May 1968, Sat,
  3. Page 12

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