The 33rd Annual 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.
This event is taking place in Graham Chapel the 20th of January, from 7:30PM to 8:30PM, for all who wish to join.
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 Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Marion Crain, Professor of Law and Interim Provost, will provide remarks. The commemoration will also include two student choirs, the Washington University Chamber Choir and Visions Gospel Choir, and a performance by Black Anthology, the university’s oldest cultural production.
Nya Hardaway, Washington University Association of Black Students, president, and Tyrin Truong, Washington University Student Union president will co-host.
The “Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Award” will be presented. A reception in Danforth University Center will follow the Commemoration.
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)