John Nagy '00M.A. | Sept. 30, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
It was late September, 1963. Father Theodore Hesburgh took a phone call from Dr. Roland W. Chamblee, a local African-American physician and Catholic who counted the older priests and brothers of Holy Cross among his patients. But this was not about a routine check-up.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had accepted an invitation to speak in South Bend on October 18, Chamblee informed Notre Dame’s president. Would it be possible for him to secure a venue on campus?