Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration: Geoff Ward (WashU African and African American Studies)

January 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graham Chapel (Danforth Campus)

The 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration honors the legacy of Dr. King and the impact he has made on those who carry the torch for humanity. The theme of the Commemoration is Dr. King’s concept of the Beloved Community. 

Geoff K. Ward, Professor of African and African-American Studies, Faculty Affiliate in Sociology and American Culture Studies, and Director of the WashU & Slavery Project will provide the keynote address.

Washington University Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, Provost Beverly Wendland, and Rev. Callista Isabelle, Washington University Director for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life, will provide remarks. The commemoration includes performances by Black Anthology, the Washington University student run production group and the Washington University Concert Choir. A reception in the Danforth University Center (DUC) follows the program. The event is free and open to the public.

The commemoration is organized by the 2022-23 Washington University Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee (Danforth Campus):

Brenda Archie (Arts & Sciences)
Adam Brok (Campus Life)
Jacqueline Carter (Olin Business School)
Rudolph Clay Jr. (University Libraries)
Phyllis Jackson (Campus Life-Event Management)
Ashley June Moore (Arts & Sciences)