A celebration of MLK Jr.
Johns Hopkins will celebrate the birthday of Nobel Peace
Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual event to
be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at Turner
Auditorium and Concourse on the East Baltimore campus and
broadcast to several other university and health system
Begun in 1982, the Johns Hopkins Martin
Luther King Jr. Commemoration is intended to honor King's
legacy of nonviolent activism and community service.
Keynote speaker for this year's event is
congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis, D-Ga.
Lewis will share the stage with Dick Gregory, comedian and
activist, who will receive the Ideals Award in recognition
of his outstanding service and commitment to King's
Hopkins History: M. Adelaide Nutting
shaped today's School of Nursing
M. Adelaide Nutting once said, "If I had as much strength as
spirit, there is nothing I would be afraid to undertake." As
a member of the first graduating class of Johns Hopkins
School of Nursing in 1891 and the school's second
superintendent, Nutting knew a thing or two about the kind
of strength and spirit it takes to be a Hopkins nurse.
Now, almost 106 years after she was named
superintendent, Nutting's name is still spoken throughout
the halls of the School of Nursing, and her impact on the
profession continues to be felt. Even in those early days,
the School of Nursing enjoyed a reputation of excellence,
but Nutting knew it could be even better. Although
physically petite, Nutting still managed to be an imposing
figure, striding through the hospital units (then referred
to as wards) in her starched black superintendent's
uniform, clutching the small red book she used for recording
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