Schedule of Events

Sesquicentennial Celebration Events Calendar 

Event   Day/Time

Pre- Anniversary Celebration


National Collegiate Honors Council and National African American Honors Programs

  November 8 - 13, 2017 
King Celebration 2017   January 15-29, 2017

Voice to the Voiceless Gallery Exhibition

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights Presents an Exhibition on Martin Luther King, Jr.  and Morehouse College.

Location: National Center for Civil and Human Rights

100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., NW
Atlanta, GA


January 15, 2017

1:15 p.m.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture and Conversation Series Program

Panel Discussion

Location: Bank of America Auditorium 


January 25, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

150th Anniversary Proclamation Day - City of Atlanta


  February 6, 2017  

150th Anniversary Otis Moss Jr Oratorical Contest

  February 8, 2017  

10th annual Morehouse Marketing Conclave

This year's theme is “Monopoly: Entrepreneurship and Diversity and Inclusion.”


February 10, 2017

11:00 AM

Sesquicentennial Activities  

150th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Augusta   February 12, 2017
Morehouse Black History Stamp Unveiling   February 13, 2017

Morehouse's Sesquicentennial Anniversary 

  February 14, 2017
“Show your Love” for Morehouse Day   February 14, 2017
Morehouse at the Georgia Capitol   February 15, 2017
150th Founder's Day Convocation   February 16, 2017

Morehouse College presents MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly
150th Anniversary Concert

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  February 17, 2017
Key Supporters Reception (By Invitation Only)    February 17, 2017 
Reflections of Excellence   February 18, 2017 

29th Annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala

Honoring our Sesquicentennial Bennie and Candle Award Recipients

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  February 18, 2017

Morehouse Founder's Day Worship Service 
at Spelman College with Friendship Baptist Church

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Claybon Lea Jr. 
Pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church


February 19, 2017

11 a.m.

Sesquicentennial Anniversary Glee Club Concert  

February 19, 2017   

4 p.m.   

Post- Anniversary Celebration

150th Anniversary Morehouse College Glee Club Spring Tour   March 10-25, 2017
Alumni Author’s Showcase and Book Signing   April 2017
2017 Innovators Expo   April 12, 2017
150th Anniversary Alumni Day Crown Forum   April 13, 2017
150th Anniversary Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser   April 16, 2017

Sesquicentennial Torch Run for Morehouse (Adopt a Mile)

  May 15-19, 2017 
150th Anniversary Baccalaureate Service   May 20, 2017
150thAnniversary Commencement Exercises    May 21, 2017 
150th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration     October 2017