Martin Luther King Jr. Week

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


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 several performances, 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 2021

Lessons In Resistance

MLK Week at Bucknell University is designed to support the institutional mission and uphold Dr. King’s mission to foster critical thinking, educate toward ethical leadership and enact social justice. Following a year of mass organizing, community building and heightened awareness of the injustices people of color face in the United States, the MLK Week Committee thought it was important to take time to reflect on lessons we can gain from resistance movements. There is a great deal we must be attentive to as we work to undo racist systems and create more just communities.

Due to the pandemic, MLK Week 2021 events will be virtual and take place throughout the spring 2021 semester. An array of events are designed to raise awareness and empower participants to enact individual and community change. Please check this page for updates, details and Zoom links.

Previous MLK Week Themes

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To access an MLK Week video or audio recording you will be asked to log in with your Bucknell credentials. If you are interested in seeing a video, but do not have Bucknell credentials, please email with your request.

Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures


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