2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Schedule

Monday, Jan. 17 | 8 a.m.

Bonner Office of Community Service’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The Morehouse community will partake in several service activities throughout the metro Atlanta area.

For a list of service activities, email Dr. W. Monty Whitney, director, Bonner Office of Community Service.

Monday, Jan. 17-Sunday, Jan. 23

Morehouse College Human Rights Film Fest Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Screening: “No Time to Waste: The Urgent Mission of Betty Reid Soskin”

“No Time to Wasteæ celebrates legendary 100-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin’s inspiring life, work, and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America’s story.

Contact: Kara Walker or Jenn Sapp at morehousefilmfest@morehouse.edu or (470) 639-0531

View the virtual screenings at watch.eventive.org/morehousefilmfestival.

Thursday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Crown Forum

Topic: Neighbors in the Beloved Community: What Is an American Muslim?

Speaker: Plemon T. El-Amin, Imam Emeritus, Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

Location: Watch on the Morehouse College YouTube channel

Contact: The Rev. Quincy James Rineheart

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Thursday, Jan. 20 | 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Thurman Thursday Panel Discussion

Topic: Neighbors in the Beloved Community: What Is an American Muslim?

Speaker: Plemon T. El-Amin, Imam Emeritus, Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

Location: Watch on the Morehouse College YouTube channel

Contact: The Rev. Quincy James Rineheart

Sunday, Jan. 23 | 5:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Virtual Vesper Hour

Topic: Social Justice Sunday

Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Starsky D. Wilson, president and CEO, Children’s Defense Fund

Location: Watch on Facebook

Contact: The Rev. Quincy James Rineheart

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Thursday, Jan. 27 | 6 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Conversation

Topic: Building the Beloved Community: The Struggle for Justice in Our Time

Remarks: Eric Holder, 82nd U.S. Attorney General

Panel:

  • Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University
  • Rev. James Woodall, former Georgia State Chair; NAACP and public policy associate, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Dr. Adrienne Jones, assistant professor of political science and director, pre-law program, Morehouse College

Moderator: Dr. David Wall Rice, professor of psychology and head of Identity, Art, and Democracy Lab, Morehouse College

Contact: Dr. Vicki Crawford at (470) 639-0569 or kingcollection@morehouse.edu

Location: Watch on the Morehouse College YouTube channel

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Sunday, Jan. 30 | 6 p.m.

Topic: Reclaiming the Great World House: The Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

Join the volume editors, Dr. Vicki Crawford, director, Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection and professor of Africana studies, and Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, professor emeritus of religious studies, Vanderbilt University as they discuss themes from their book with chapter authors: Dr. Crystal de Gregory, research, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation; Dr. Hak Joon Lee, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Larry Rivers, professor of history, State University of West Georgia

Contact: Dr. Vicki Crawford at (470) 639-0569 or kingcollection@morehouse.edu

Location: Watch on the Morehouse College YouTube channel

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