JUNE 18 - 21, 2015

Celebrating Civil Rights & Social Justice
at Antioch College

In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the commencement address to the graduating class. Fifty years later, Antioch College will graduate its first class since reopening. A class of pioneers in their own right, just like many members of the class of 1965 and thousands of alumni in between. Click here to hear Dr. King's 1965 commencement address.


President Mark Roosevelt and the Antioch College Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce Congressman John Lewis as the Saturday, June 20, Commencement speaker for the College’s combined Reunion/Commencement 2015: “From Civil Rights to Social Justice” to be held June 18-21, 2015. 

Often called “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights and securing civil liberties in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress. 

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Antioch College is excited to announce award-winning writer Mia McKenzie will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday, June 19, for the College’s Reunion and Commencement Dinner. McKenzie, was selected as speaker by the Class of 2015--our most recent members of the Alumni Association. 

Creator of Black Girl Dangerous, a multi-faceted forum for the literary and artistic expression of queer and trans people of color,
McKenzie’s work promotes understanding of issues from race and queerness to class and gender—areas of relevance and passion for Antioch students and alumni. McKenzie, a self-described black feminist and queer, provides a fresh, witty and insightful viewpoint that encourages readers to look deeper when contemplating these topics.

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