Our final lecture in the Summer Lecture Series features Barbara Walden sharing the story of Marietta Walker, traditionally heralded as the "Mother of Graceland University." Marietta Walker's life wove an inspiring thread through the first one hundred years of Community of Christ history. She was a witness to many of the early events in Kirtland, Far West, and Nauvoo. Marietta immersed herself into the Reorganization for over fifty years. Her educational background prepared her to take an active role in the publication committee for the Inspired Version of the Bible. She was a relentless supporter of education materials for youth and adults, often promoting her ideas while editing and writing for several church publications. In 1895, her educational vision for all became a reality with her generous donation of Iowa farmland for the establishment of Graceland University.