Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2024

The Annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Whose Quest for Peace and Justice

Join us in honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 12 pm EST. The event will be held at the GSU Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215.

Hosted by Boston University’s Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, African American and Black Diaspora Studies and Dean of Students Office. We are grateful for the support and sponsorship of our co-host, the City of Boston.

This year’s theme is Whose Quest For Peace and Justice? Inspired by Dr. King’s 1964 Nobel Lecture titled The Quest for Peace and Justice. The lecture outlines “problems of spiritual and moral lag…” The three problems are: racial justice, poverty, and war. Our program will celebrate Dr. King and highlight his written and spoken work.

This event features remarks from Mayor Wu, and a keynote educational conversation with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor moderated by Dr. Saida Grundy.

If you are unable to attend this event in person, it will be live-streamed here below on Monday, January 15, 2024.