2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrances

Marsh Chapel Events

January 14, 2018, 11am: Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday; The Rev. Dr. Walter Fluker, preached a sermon entitle “Plenty Good Room”

January 21, 2018, 2pm: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. and the line brothers of Sigma Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity 1952.

April 4, 2018, 6pm: Service of Remembrance: In Memoriam, Martin Luther King, Jr.; Cornell William Brooks, Preacher. Dean, Chaplains, Choirs (Chapel Choir, Thurman Choir, and Inner Strength Gospel Choir), and Associates in leadership.

April 8, 2018, 11am: ‘After Fifty Years’: The King Legacy in Word and Song’; Special Guest Preacher Deval Patrick; Service followed by a guided walk to and through the Howard Gotlieb Archives at BU (persons representing various leaders from 1968 will meet and speak to you on your way to the Gotlieb).

September 23, Boston University Alumni Weekend 2018, The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr., Dean of the Chapel at Morehouse College, preached a sermon entitled “It’s All About Peace”

Boston University Events

January, 15, 2018, 10:30 am to noon: city of Boston’s Day of Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring remarks by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

January, 15, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: BU’s Martin Luther King Day Commemoration, Words Beyond the Dream, GSU Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

April 2, 2018, 6:00 pm, George Sherman Union: Tell Them About The Dream, In collaboration with The History Makers, The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center presents a program dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the week of remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of his assassination. Come hear Professor of History, Race and Public Polocy at Harvard Kennedy School, Khalil Muhammad interview renowned Poet Nikki Giovanni on Dr. King’s dream and discuss what the dream is today. The program will also include an exhibition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s archive. Click here to download the event flyer

April 3, 2018 5:00 pm-6:30 pm: The Boston University School of Theology Lowell Event and reception with Traci Blackmon, STH Community Room, 745 Comm Ave., with a reception following in Room 325. This event is sponsored by the Lowell Institute and is free and open to the public.

April 4, 2018 11:10 am: Traci Blackmon speaks during the School of Theology Worship Service

April 5, 2018: The James Brown Concert Remembered, 50 Years later: Dean of Students Office

April 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm, Photonics Auditorium (206) – Protest Without Words: The Arts and Social Change. CFA Dean Dr. Harvey Young, composer Kirke Mechem, and BU alumnae Dr. Kerri Greenidge (co-director of African American Freedom Trail Project – Tufts University) will engage in a panel discussion moderated by Louise Kennedy, BU Development Communications editor, and former WBUR Director of Community Engagement. Exploring the role of the fine arts in American culture’s history of protest, resistance, and resilience, the evening’s conversation will serve as prelude to the April 9thSymphony Hall concert repertoire

April 9, 2018, 8:00 pm: CFA School of Music sponsors an evening of Music at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Guest narrator Dr. Cornell Brooks and alumni soloists Michelle Johnson, soprano, and Brian K. Major, baritone, join the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Wind Ensemble to perform music of protest, resistance and resilience. Program will include William Grant Still – Plain-Chant for America; Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings; Aaron Copland – Lincoln Portrait; Karl Husa – Music for Prague 1968; and Kirke Mechem – Songs of the Slave. Tickets available at http://www.bu.edu/cfa/symphonyhall/

April 29, 2018, 3:00 pm: Marsh Chapel Nave, In His Own Words,  a concert of new compositions in memory of MLK, Five local Boston composers, including BU faculty, Vartan Aghababian, will premiere original compositions based on Martin Luther King’s own words. As one of the greatest civil rights pioneers, preachers and orators of his time, his words remind us of our struggle together and our call for peace and love. This concert is presented to reflect an order of service, and music for soprano and string trio will be interspersed with spoken word and poetic reflections. For more information visit: https://mlkmemorialconcert.wordpress.com/