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Fox Hunt Scavenger Hunt

Honoring and Celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fox Hunt: Day 1

On January 15, we commemorate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was a prominent leader in the American Civil Rights movement. This day is typically observed with marches, rallies, and speeches held all over the United States. For the Fox Hunt, your team will rally together to complete the clues and tasks to be victorious. Each team will have the freedom to march to their own drum to solve the clues and complete the tasks necessary to win the Fox Hunt. Good luck!

Red Foxes, you will begin the Fox Hunt just like a real fox. The Fox Hunt will take place throughout the entire Marist campus, which is comprised of 49 buildings. Compared to other predators, foxes patrol large sections of territory and hunt in small areas staying alert to opportunities. Your team will learn how to hunt and pick up a clue in your fox-hunting territory.

Clue #1

Marist College was founded, and Rev. Dr Martin Luther King was born in the same year: 1929. Before Martin Luther King was a civil rights leader, he attended seminary at Boston University in Massachusetts.  In 1960, Marian College officially became Marist College; in that same year, which building at Marist was built? Dr. Martin Luther King also made a speech to students in that same year, too. What is the title of the speech?  

Task: Take a picture of the building with the name of the speech in the picture, and write/or make a video* and share if you feel this speech is relevant today.

*Video length not to exceed two minutes.

Clue #2

Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice against African Americans in America. He was the youngest person to ever receive the award at the age of 35. What building was built in 1964, and what is the name of the Marist President who was the youngest college president in the United States?

Task: Take a photo of this building, and on a piece of paper list the name of the person between the ages of (28-35) you would nominate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2024. 

Clue #3

In 1962, Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech with the phrase “I Have A Dream” for the first time in the United States.  He stated, “I have a dream tonight that one day my little daughter and my two sons will grow up in a world not conscious of the color of their skin, but only conscious of the fact that they are members of the human race.”  In the same year, a Marist dream came true of being more inclusive of laypeople, and this building was created to be the center for every college activity at Marist. 

Task:  Take a picture of the building, and all the offices in the building. Make a 30-second video reel of the photos.  You can add songs, images, music, poetry, etc. Be creative.  

Clue #4

These structures are an iconic symbol of the institution and represent over 150-year-old history that serves as an inspiration, and their design is also common in Europe. Each structure has a unique style, historical background, and has evolved with the college. 

Task: Identify the structures on campus and write a poem, song, animation reel, or record a video giving one fact about all the structures. Video can be no more than 30 seconds. 

Clue #5

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Task: Find a group of students and discuss what this quote means to them. List names of the students/take a picture of the students and record a creative video that lists the three main points you learned from the discussion. Video can be no more than 90 seconds. 

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