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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

EMU Historian to Speak on Educator

Samuel L. Horst Samuel L. Horst, professor emeritus of history, has been invited to speak on his research of a white educator who taught blacks in Lynchburg, Va., following the Civil War as part of the John D. Owen, Jr. Lynchburg H ...More

Veteran EMU Prof Co-Authors Church History Volume

Edsel Burdge (l). and Samuel L. Horst review the final draft of their book prior to publication in the Menno Simons Historical Library at EMU. Photo by Jim Bishop A retired EMU history professor has ...More