Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2020 Commemoration

  • Monday, January 20, 2020 • 7:00 pm
  • Graham Chapel, Washington University in St. Louis

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of
Dr. King and the impact he has made on those who carry the torch for humanity. It represents an alliance of dedicated faculty, staff, and, students united to realize Dr. King’s vision of hope, freedom for all, and social justice. The theme of the 2020 Commemoration is taken from a quote of Dr. King, “The time is always right to do what is right.” The keynote speaker is Washington University Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Marion Crain, Professor of Law and Interim Provost, will provide remarks. The commemoration will also include two Washington University student choirs, the Washington University Chamber Choir and Visions Gospel Choir, and a performance by Black Anthology, the university’s oldest cultural production.

The “Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Award” will be presented. A reception in Danforth University Center will follow the Commemoration. The event is free and open to the public.

Program Co-Hosts: Nya Hardaway, Washington University Association of Black Students, President and Tyrin Truong, Washington University Student Union President

For more information about the commemoration visit: https://sites.wustl.edu/mlkcommemoration/, and to view the event flyer click here.

The commemoration is organized by the 2019-2020 Washington University Martin Luther King Jr., Commemoration Committee:

Jacqueline Carter (Olin School of Business)
Rochelle Caruthers (Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum)
Rudolph Clay Jr. (University Libraries)
Phyllis Jackson (Campus Life)
Eric Starrs (Catholic Student Center)
Hope Young (Campus Life)

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