On Jan. 17, 2022, 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.
Roanoke College's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance - “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:
- CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: Morning Walk of Reflection, initially scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Administration Building. Other events, listed below, will continue as planned.
- “Not Waiting for the World to Change: Lessons and Leadership from Martin Luther King Jr.,” a virtual evening program featuring keynote speaker Dwight C. Jones, former mayor of Richmond, Virginia, and senior pastor of the historic First Baptist Church of South Richmond. Start time: 6:45 p.m. Location: Virtual webinar. Registration is required.
- At any time throughout the day, Roanoke College’s Fintel Library invites you to listen to Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech and his “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” address. In addition, visit the library's virtual book display, with selected resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and view a physical display of resources on Dr. King.
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