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MLK Luncheon

Luncheon celebration honoring
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dining Services invites students, the campus community and guests to a celebratory Martin Luther King, Jr. dining event. The special menu will feature a regional selection of dishes, such as Shrimp and Cheddar Grit Cakes with a Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce (Southeastern), Rice and Pinto Beans (Southwestern) to Whoopie Pie (Northeastern).

Lunch will be served in the Bernhard Café and Market and in the residence hall dining rooms from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

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The Bernhard Café Menu and Prices

Luncheon celebration served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Corn Chowder            $1.85
Shrimp and Cheddar Grit Cakes with a Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce           $3.99
Pecan Crusted Chicken $2.99
Spinach, Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Squash $1.99
Rice and Pinto Beans          $1.25
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes $1.25
Roasted Brussels Sprouts                       $1.25
Cornbread                                  $ .35
Whoopie Pie      $1.55
Sugar Cream Pie          $1.55


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visits
Western Michigan University in 1963

Dr. King’s invitation to address Western Michigan University on December 18, 1963 as part of the “Conscience of America” lecture symposium was part of the continuing dialogue about racial prejudice and race relations. A distinguished theologian, author and renowned leader in the civil rights movement, Dr. King was an obvious choice.

After his 1963 visit, Dr. King continued to have a profound influence on the campus through the programs and curricula established in the late 1960s and the broader societal changes brought about by his nonviolent movement for civil rights and social justice for all.

More information about Dr. King's visit and speech transcription from December 18, 1963 can be viewed at MLK at WMU.