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St. Ambrose University Digital Collections

 

About this collection

The Pacem In Terris Peace and Freedom Award was established in 1964 and was named for Pope John XXIII's encyclical and given to those who exemplified its principles.  Fr. Jack Smith, a graduate of St. Ambrose College and a member of its History faculty, was one of the founding members of the Catholic Interracial Council and was among those who established the Pacem In Terris Peace and Freedom Award.  The Award has been given to many well-known activists, inlcuding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Sister Helen Prejeans, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Lech Walesa.  This collection includes transcripts of their acceptance speeches, photos and other documention of the award.

 
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