DMU and MLK

January 21, 2013 —

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Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

In celebration and remembrance of his leadership in the civil rights movement, the Des Moines University library has put together an exhibit that ties our school and one of our alums to him.

Dr. William Anderson, D.O.’56, became an early leader in the civil rights movement along with his friend Martin Luther King Jr. in the early 60s. At a time when even white D.O.s faced professional discrimination, Anderson rose to the top, advocating for his profession and other African-American physicians.

Stop by the library on the second floor of the SEC to view this exhibit and learn more about DMU’s tie to history and to Martin Luther King, Jr.


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.
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    I am great fan of him. He guided me many times in my life. He was very close to my heart. Thanks for this beautiful article.