Martin Luther King, Jr., ’48 developed his approach to nonviolent social change while a student at Morehouse under the tutelage of intellectual leaders who would influence his advocacy and activism throughout his life, establishing Morehouse as one of the prominent intellectual and activist sites of the modern Civil Rights Movement. The Annual Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration is a multicultural experience designed to educate the world on his historical and contemporary impact, engage the global community on issues of equity, and celebrate his legacy.
This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration experience includes a robust schedule of activities that blends the past, present, and the future with events designed to engage students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters. Below is a list of our 2024 commemoration schedule which features a number of talks, film screenings, and community service opportunities.
Monday, January 15, 2024
9:00 AM – Bonner Office of Community Service Day of Service
Thursday, January 18, 2024
11:00 AM – Martin Luther King Jr. Crown Forum I with featured speaker Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
7:00 PM – Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival Film Screening and Conversation The Right to Read with featured speaker Kareem Weaver ’94
Thursday, January 25, 2024
11:00 AM – Martin Luther King Jr. Crown Forum II with featured speaker Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar ’91
5:00 PM – Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Conversation Program with featured speaker Dr. Derrick P. Alridge
Monday, January 29, 2024
1:00 PM – Viewing of Documents from the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection and the Joseph Echols and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection