Signature Events

Signature Events

From events celebrating human rights heroes like Nelson Mandela and John Lewis to speeches by Presidents Barack Obama and Joseph Biden, Morehouse College is one of America’s centers of intellectual, cultural, and athletic engagement.

Founder's Day

This year we celebrate the 155th anniversary of our founding and the 34th “A Candle in the Dark” Gala which has become one of the nation’s premier events that to celebrate African American achievement and raise much-needed scholarship funds for deserving students.¬†This exceptional evening of elegance and accomplishment has honored more than 221 luminaries over the past 34 years.

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ICYMI: 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

The Annual Morehouse College Martin Luther King Commemoration is a multicultural experience designed to educate the world on his historical and contemporary impact, engage the global community on issues of equity, and celebrate his legacy.

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