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Newspaper clipping with Anton Boisen and Martin Luther King

The Rev. Anton T. Boisen was a grandson of Theophilus and Rebecca Wylie. When his father, Hermann B. Boisen died in 1884 at the age of 38, Anton’s mother Louisa Wylie Boisen brought her two young children back to Bloomington and moved in with her parents in what is now Wylie House Museum. Anton had an interesting career, most of it in the ministry. We came across this clipping from the Chicago Daily News, June 7, 1957 and noticed that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and Rev. Boisen were granted honorary doctorates from the Chicago Theological Seminary the same year. For more about Rev. Boisen, see our digital exhibit of his photographs.

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