Martin Luther King Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr in several images

2024 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Events Series


Murray Library Black Achievment:Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Inspiring the Future Display


Display in Library for the Month of January & February

Women of the Civil Rights Movement Display - Many women played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement, from leading local civil rights organizations to serving as lawyers on school segregation lawsuits. Their efforts to lead the movement were often overshadowed by men, who still get more attention and credit for its successes in
popular historical narratives and commemorations. Many women experienced gender discrimination and sexual harassment within the movement and later turned towards the feminist movement in the 1970s. In January and February, we highlight the women who fought hard for justice and equality in our country.



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Experience, I AM A MAN, a virtual reality (VR) experience by Derek Ham. This experience highlights the historic events of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.


Monday, January 15, 2024

Day of Service Activity

Join the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement as we partner with the Central PA MLK Day of Service through local opportunities open to anyone. Any questions can be directed to


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Common Chapel, featuring guest speakers, Ms. Ruby Shuttlesworth Bester and Ms. Patricia Shuttlesworth Massengill

Brubaker Auditorium, 9:30a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Come and be inspired by a message of how deep and abiding faith in the midst of life’s struggles made Ruby and Patricia stronger and how each generation must know this past and hold onto a message of transformative hope in the present.


Evening Chapel, featuring guest speakers, Ms. Ruby Shuttlesworth Bester and Ms. Patricia Shuttlesworth Massengill

Hostetter Chapel, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Featured Lottie Meal at Lunch - "MLK Favorites"

Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, 11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Menu: Honey BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fried Fish, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Candy Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage and Collard Greens, Potato Salad, Corn Bread, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding 


Thursday, January 18, 2024

MLK Trivia

Larsen Student Union, 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Have fun with your friends at the annual MLK Week Trivia Night! Come learn about Dr. King and his legacy through multiple trivia questions. There will be five rounds of trivia about Dr. King and other prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement! Prizes will be awarded to all of the winners.


Friday, January 19, 2024

SAB Lost Films featuring The Great Debaters

Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall, 8:00p.m.

Join us for this year’s MLK Lost Film, The Great Debaters. “Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominantly black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. While at first he butts heads with the influential father (Forest Whitaker) of one of his best debaters, eventually he is able to form a team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard’s prestigious debate champions.” -Rotten Tomatoes


Saturday, January 20, 2024

SAB Lost Films featuring The Great Debaters

Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall, 4:00p.m. & 8:00p.m.


Our purpose is to reflect together on the vision and Christian ministry of Dr. King for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God's agents of justice, peace and reconciliation.


Sponsored by: Multicultural & International Student Programs, Office of Diversity Affairs, Agape Center, Campus Ministries, Multicultural Council, Murray Library, Learning Technology Services, Dining Services, Student Activities Board, and Office of Student Engagement.

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