Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. January 15, 2024

    MLK speaker urges courage, love to oppose hate, racism

    MLK Symposium keynote lecturer Michelle Alexander told her Hill Auditorium audience that a new year of challenges and threats points to a paramount need for individuals to speak and act against hate.

  2. December 4, 2023

    U-M announces 2024 MLK Symposium theme, speaker

    The university community is invited to explore “Transforming the Jangling Discords of Our Nation into a Beautiful Symphony” as the theme of its 2024 MLK Symposium in January.

  3. December 12, 2022

    MLK Symposium theme, speakers to focus on (R)evolution

    U-M will explore “The (R)evolution of MLK” as the theme of its annual January symposium honoring civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The symposium’s keynote memorial lecture is Jan. 16.

  4. December 6, 2021

    MLK Symposium built on theme of ‘This is America’

    The U-M community will honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with virtual and in-person events and activities at its annual MLK Symposium next month.

  5. January 18, 2021

    Keynote speakers praise MLK’s fearlessness and perseverance

    During U-M’s 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote lecture, Gloria House and Malik Yakini praised King’s fearlessness and perseverance, and said his message continues to resonate today.

  6. January 11, 2021

    King’s ‘How long? Not long’ speech encourages change seekers to keep fighting

    During U-M’s 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, with a theme of “Where Do We Go From Here?” participants can expect to glean successes and lessons from the civil rights movement and King’s life and legacy.

  7. December 7, 2020

    Virtual MLK Symposium asks ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

    “Where Do We Go From Here?” is the theme of U-M’s 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium. The annual keynote memorial lecture will take place virtually at 10 a.m. Jan. 18. 

  8. November 2, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 2-8

    On Nov. 5, 1962, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent the day on U-M’s campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 2-8. Click the photo and expand your browser window to view a larger version.

  9. November 29, 2018

    Julia Putnam, Tim Wise to deliver MLK Symposium keynote

    Author and educator Tim Wise and Detroit school principal and writer Julia Putnam will deliver the 33rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium memorial keynote lecture Jan. 21.

  10. March 28, 2018

    Concerts to mark 50th anniversary of MLK Jr.’s assassination

    Three concerts presented by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in observance of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.