Martin Luther King Jr.

Did you know John Lewis spoke at the U?

If you haven’t been at the U for at least five years, you may not know that we had the privilege to hear from U.S. Rep. John Lewis on campus in 2015.


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In-person and online volunteer opportunities are available.


Aisha Moodie-Mills, the 2020 MLK Week keynote speaker

Agents of change

A recap of the 2020 MLK Week keynote address from Aisha Moodie-Mills.


Face everything and rise

Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Week at the U, the planning committee chair describes how they came up with the 2020 theme.


The power of grassroots movements

The U’s 35th annual MLK Week celebration features writer, community organizer and queer feminist Charlene Carruthers.


MLK WEEK: ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM

The 34th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become a platform to engage students, faculty, staff and community members in critical conversations around contemporary civil rights issues and issues surrounding race and racism in America.


WHEN RACIAL ACTIVISM HITS HOME

U professor William A. Smith says his father’s work with MLK and Jesse Jackson influences his own academic and community service.


PROMOTING ART THROUGH JUSTICE

Groundbreaking sculpture by artist Edgar Arceneaux to be unveiled.


MLK WEEK EXPLORES SYSTEMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

McArthur Genius Ta-Nehisi Coates delivers keynote address.


MLK WEEK EXPLORES YOUTH ACTIVISM

Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli to give keynote address.