Join us to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Syracuse University’s 36th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The event, which is the largest of its kind on a college campus, will take place online on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET. Registration is free and open to all. 

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About the 2021 MLK Celebration:
Ruby Bridges, one of  the first African American student to attend an all-white elementary school in the South, will serve as the keynote speaker. Bridges will reflect on Dr. King’s work, as well as the impact of education in sparking and sustaining social change. 

Learn more about Ruby Bridges’ life and work.

All are invited to join us for a special virtual event series leading up to the 2021 MLK Celebration! Pledge to serve your community, cook the traditional MLK Celebration dinner at home, get inspired by basketball legend Maya Moore, and celebrate women poets in commemoration of the cultural, social and artistic impact of the civil rights movement.

Learn more about the 2021 MLK Virtual Event Series.

Syracuse University’s MLK Celebration began before Congress acted to recognize Dr. King with a federal holiday honoring his memory and accomplishments. The event includes student and community performances, as well as the presentation of the Unsung Hero Awards, which recognize local community members who have championed the plight of those in need.