Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Engaging our community in a conversation about Dr. King's legacy and philosophies.

Cornel West and Robert George speaking at the Weis Center

Bucknell's​ ​Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King​ ​Jr.​ ​Week​ ​brings​ ​various​ ​scholars​ ​to​ ​campus​​ ​to​ engage​ ​our​ ​community​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conversation​ ​about​ ​Dr.​ ​King's​ ​legacy​ ​and philosophies​ ​with​ ​regard​ ​to​ ​current​ ​struggles.

Events during this week include a charitable gift drive as well as community dinners, lectures and discussions designed to raise awareness and empower participants to enact individual and collective change.

The​ ​function​ ​of​ ​education​ ​is​ ​to teach​ ​one​ ​to​ ​think​ ​intensively​ ​and​ ​to think​ ​critically.​ ​​ ​Intelligence​ ​plus character​ ​— that​ ​is​ ​the​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​true education.

Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King ​Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2020

The next Martin Luther King Jr. Week will begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Monday, Jan. 20 — and continue all week.

Charitable​ ​Donations​ ​Drive

During Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King​ ​Jr.​ ​Week, Bucknell students, faculty and staff join together to collect essential items needed by our community.

The Charitable Donations Drive collects personal hygiene items, nonperishable food, children's hats and mittens (new or gently used), and school supplies (new or gently used). 

The donations support Transitions of PA, Head Start sites, the Lewisburg Area Snack Pack and other local agencies.

Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives and Cultures


Hildreth-Mirza Hall, Second Floor