Honoring Alumnus Martin Luther King, Jr.

in Alumni, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Lectures, Talk
January 15th, 2013

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Boston University will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., who became “Dr. King” by earning a Ph.D. in systematic theology at BU in 1955. The University’s annual ceremony is one of the largest and oldest in the City of Boston, routinely drawing over 1,000 attendees from throughout the community.

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On January 21, the University will hold several events in honor of Dr.King.

Lyrics: Boston University’s Annual Commemoration of MLK Day

The Dean of Students and Howard Thurman Center present Lyrics. This year’s event will reflect on the power of words in many forms. University faculty, staff and students will present spoken word, short talks and dramatic pieces on how words in all of their forms have touched civil rights and how Dr. King’s words have left a legacy that touches our everyday lives. The cast of the Underground Railway Theatre’s staging of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop will present a scene from the play, and Herbert Jones will provide dramatic performances and music.

Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Time: 1:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact Kat Hasenauer Cornetta in the Dean of Students Office at 617-353-4126 or katcorn@bu.edu.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture: Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host director, producer and Academy Award Winning-actor Forest Whitaker as the speaker for its fourth Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Whitaker will be invested as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow. The Gotlieb Center is the repository of Mr. Whitaker’s personal archive and an exhibition of his material will be on display.

Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Time: 4:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact the Gotlieb Center at 617-353-3696 or archives@bu.edu.

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