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Friday, Jan. 21 was Dr. Debra Majeed Day in Beloit

January 25, 2011


MajeedAs members of the campus and wider community gathered Friday to commemorate the legacy of legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., they also recognized one of their own.

Beloit City Councilman Jim Van De Bogart described keynote speaker Associate Professor Debra Majeed “A dedicated member of the Beloit College staff,” and read a list of Majeed’s myriad accomplishments, before announcing that the city had proclaimed the day Dr. Debra Majeed Day.

For her part, Majeed (pictured here) delivered a moving address titled “Imagine Better: A 21st-Century Response to the ‘Dream’ of King.”

“We can best honor his life and his death by giving ourselves over to acts of justice and liberation, and we do not have to travel outside the city of Beloit or the county of Rock to do that,” Majeed said.

View pictures of the event in the college’s Facebook album, and see video of a segment of Majeed’s address.