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Friend, confidant, of Martin Luther King Jr. to speak at EMU – 52 years after first visit in segregated era

When civil rights leader Vincent Harding visited Eastern Mennonite University 52 years ago, he knew that Mennonites had refused to own slaves during the slavery era. But he was surprised to see in 1962 that they were doing little to protest segregation and other racial injustices around them. Harding also knew that EMU was the first historically white colleges in Virginia to admit Africa ...More

Al Keim

Rare Books Landing New Home

Melody Keim never truly believed her father when the late Eastern Mennonite University history professor humbly claimed his extensive book collection was a way to build toward retirement. Albert N. Keim’s collection of hundreds of books proved to be much more than a future payoff. The passion was a way of sharing time with his daughter while antiquing, a testament to his love o ...More