Respect for the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Respect for the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

It is a day to reflect on Dr. King’s dream for equality, fairness and human decency; to learn of his contributions to the civil rights movement; and to hear impassioned words that resonate as powerfully today as they did more than 60 years ago.

Morning Walk of Reflection, with opening remarks from Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey and inspirational words from the Rev. Dr. David A. Jones, pastor of Williams Memorial Baptist Church, Roanoke. Remarks will be livestreamed for those who are not able to participate in person. The Walk of Reflection will begin shortly after remarks conclude. Bring your headphones or earbuds to hear the words of Martin Luther King Jr. — provided by Fintel Library — while you walk. Time: 10 a.m., with walk from 10:15-10:45. Location: Front Quad, in front of the Administration Building.
“Not Waiting for the World to Change: Lessons and Leadership from Martin Luther King Jr.”, a virtual evening program featuring keynote speaker Dr. Dwight C. Jones, senior pastor of the historic First Baptist Church of South Richmond and former mayor of Richmond, Virginia. Location: Virtual. Registration is required.

For more information, please contact Director of Multicultural Affairs Natasha Saunders at nsaunders@roanoke.edu.

At any time throughout the day, Roanoke College’s Fintel Library invites you to:     1.  Listen to the “I Have a Dream” speech, which Dr. King delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the Aug. 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.    2.  Hear “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”, Dr. King’s address to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on Oct. 26, 1967.    3. Visit the library’s virtual book display, with selected resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.    4. Visit the library to view the physical display of resources on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Story Highlights

  • On Monday, Jan. 17, Roanoke College will join in the national observance of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day will celebrate a man who dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.

  • “Not Waiting for the World to Change: Lessons and Leadership from Martin Luther King Jr.” will be a day of reflection, education and celebration. Activities will include: