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The Kent State University fountain is located on Risman Plaza.

Difference and Dialogue luncheon to educate the community on Martin Luther King Jr.’s values

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter January 31, 2024

Students, faculty and other members of the Kent community are invited to attend the Dialogue and Difference: A New Understanding series, starting off with MLK & Me: Living A Life of Peace During Conflict...

Bernice King to deliver keynote at Thursday’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Grace Davies, Staff Reporter January 29, 2023

Kent State’s week-long Martin Luther King Jr. celebration kicks off Monday, and Bernice King will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual event Thursday. This year’s events run from Monday to...

Dawn Porter, award-winning documentary filmmaker, addresses a virtual crowd as keynote speaker at Kent State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. 

Kent State Martin Luther King Jr. celebration features acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter

Baylee Sweitzer Reporter January 30, 2022

The song "Lift Every Voice and Sing,” rang through the nearly-empty ballroom of Kent State University’s Student Center Jan. 27. The song marked the beginning of the university’s celebration of Martin...

Former congressman Bakari Sellers speaks Jan. 21, 2020.

Former congressman Bakari Sellers discusses racial injustice in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Madisyn Woodring Reporter January 21, 2021

Former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers told viewers of his virtual speech honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. that now is the most divided and divisive time in American history...

MLK event and service opportunity held virtually

Ilene Flaherty, Reporter Alex Gray, Reporter January 18, 2021

The Office of Community Engaged Learning partnered with United Way of Portage County to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 53 years after his passing.The event was held virtually to provide Kent State...

American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) delivers his I have a dream speech to participants in the March on Washington, DC on August 28, 1963.

MLK Day encourages service

Toby Lyles and Will Mullery, CNN January 18, 2021

(CNN) -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, although Dr. King was actually born on the 15th of January 1929, 92 years ago.Mrs. Coretta Scott King and musician Stevie...

Film Friday: Black History Month creates a conversation about intersectionality and activism.

Kimmy Daniels Reporter February 9, 2020

Who organized the March on Washington? Easy — Martin Luther King Jr., right? Actually, it was his organizer and strategist Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a staple in the Civil Rights Movement and organized...

Keynote speaker Melissa Harris-Perry speaks during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Kent State on Jan. 24, 2020. Harris-Perry talked about the need for change in the world. 

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry speaks at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Molly Adams Diversity Reporter January 24, 2020

Double dutching the way to a beloved community and future Martin Luther King Jr. would dream through the eyes of Melissa Harris Perry.In her keynote speech at the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Friday,...

MLK Day of Service: Campus Kitchen

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 20, 2020

Smells of pumpkin bread batter fill the room as about 25 volunteers stir together multiple loaves of bread in the Campus Kitchen. People pose with bowls, mix and spatulas as their friends take pictures...

OPINION: Letter to the editor MLK

Over the years, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become one of the most revered and lionized figures in American history. In fact, according to a 1999 Gallup poll, Dr. King was the second most admired figure...

Bertice Berry featured as keynote speaker for MLK celebration

Erica Carter January 22, 2018

Bertice Berry is serving as the keynote speaker for the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.Berry, a former sociology professor at Kent State, published 11 best-selling books and received recognition...

Kent State students remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Jesse Gettemy January 31, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential social activist who played an important role in the American civil rights movement. He was inspired by advocates of nonviolence, which sparked his desire to achieve...

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