Dawn Of Mourning: Civil Disobedience At Ohio University

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Students mourn the loss of MLK (Court St.)
Danielle Echols talks with Ken Steinhoff

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Danielle Echols talks with photographer Ken Steinhoff about the opening of his new photo exhibit Dawn of Mourning.

On April 7, 1968, Ohio University students participated in the National Day of Mourning to mourn the loss of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., eventually filling Court Street and shutting down uptown Athens.

Ohio University alumni and former Post photographer Ken Steinhoff was in the midst of the protest with camera in hand. Dawn of Mourning is a collection of photos captured by Steinhoff on that day.

Steinhoff and Echols discuss Ohio University's climate during the tumultuous 1960s, and Steinhoff shares some touching stories from his time as a student.

Dawn of Mourning is presented by Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. in conjunction with the Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences, the Athens Historical Society and Museum, the Foster and Helen Cornwell Lecture Series, University College, the Campus Involvement Center, The Athens Messenger and The Post.

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