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Honoring Alumnus Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th, 2013 in Alumni, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Lectures, Talk 0 comments

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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Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Concerts, Lectures, Musical Performances, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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Boston University will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) on Monday with an event, Manifest Our Destiny, which will include talks and performances by the BU community. The celebration, one of the largest MLK Day events in Boston, is an annual event which began before the first observance of the national holiday in 1986. Manifest Our Destiny takes place Monday, January 16th at 1 p.m., in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live on UStream.

For all of the events scheduled the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit BU Today.

Related Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. at Boston University

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive: Located at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

MLK’s Mentor Revealed: Second volume of papers traces Howard Thurman’s thinking pre-BU. (BU Today)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Roommate Reminisces: John Bustamante recalls Coretta Scott at Myles Standish, and Dorchester digs. (BU Today)

Paul Farmer on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keynote address from medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, the founder of the international aid organization Partners in Health, in 2009. (BUniverse video)

Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the School of Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s only living sibling, Christine King Farris, is honored at an exhibition of MLK’s archives at Boston University in 2009, hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. (BUniverse video)

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MLK Leadership Lecture with GA Congressman John Lewis tonight

November 10th, 2010 in Uncategorized 0 comments

ImageThe Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting Congressman John Lewis (Fifth District, Georgia) tonight for their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Congressman Lewis is best known for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s and work as a politician and social activist. He will lecture on his professional experiences and offer insight into his life as “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced.” Civil rights activist Diane Nash will also be installed as the 2010 Coretta Scott King Fellow. Lecture begins at 7PM in the Metcalf Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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