MLK Symposium

  1. January 9, 2023

    Panel to look at Washtenaw County’s African American presence

    The lecture and discussion “Before the Black Action Movement: The U-M African American Student Project, Washtenaw County’s Black Communities, and the Struggle for Inclusion” will take place Jan. 16.

  2. January 9, 2023

    ‘The Water Remembers’ addresses ongoing Flint water crisis

    The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design will facilitate an exhibit titled “The Waters Remembers,” which celebrates the work of The Sister Tour, a community organization of Flint artists.

  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. January 18, 2022

    UM-Dearborn marks MLK Day with various service projects

    This year’s UM-Dearborn MLK Day of Service included more than 10 volunteer projects that took place throughout southeastern Michigan.

  5. January 17, 2022

    MLK Symposium speakers urge people to confront injustice

    Two award-winning journalists talked about their experiences with discrimination and encouraged people to confront injustice during U-M’s 2022 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

  6. January 10, 2022

    Special section features highlights of 2022 MLK Symposium

    The MLK Symposium provides opportunities to participate in lectures, live performances, exhibits, workshops and community service projects sponsored by academic and non-academic units, student and staff organizations and community groups.

  7. January 10, 2022

    Event to explore Ellington’s symphonic triptych ‘Three Black Kings’

    The International Center for American Music will host a virtual event at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 featuring a discussion of Duke Ellington’s final composition, “Three Black Kings,” with Luca Bragalini, professor of jazz history at the Music Conservatory of Brescia, Italy. The title of the work and original reference is to the Black King in…
  8. January 10, 2022

    Detroit-area speaker encourages churches to be more welcoming

    “All Are Welcome … But Are They?” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St., by John Thorne, executive director of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance.

  9. January 10, 2022

    NYU professor aims to offer more honest view of incarceration

    “Abolitionist Aesthetics: The Art to End Slavery and to End Prisons” is scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, a virtual event featuring Nicole Fleetwood, a professor at New York University.

  10. January 10, 2022

    Tulsa race massacre continues to resonate after more than 100 years

    Scott Ellsworth, a lecturer IV in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, will talk about “The Tulsa Race Massacre: Causes, Cover-ups and the Ongoing Fight for Justice” from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 17.