Jim Leggett Waits papers, 1958-1990.
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James Leggett Waits was born on December 11, 1935. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsaps College, a Bachelor of Divinity from Yale University, and a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago. In addition, Waits was awarded two honorary degrees: a Doctor of Divinity from Millsaps College and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Florida Southern College. Waits served as the Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Divinity at Candler School of Theology from 1984-1991. He then served a...
Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia –d. April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to M...