Martin Luther King Jr. Week

An annual campus community gathering to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through learning, discussion, community engagement and art.


We invite the Bucknell community to gather Jan. 16–27 for our annual MLK commemoration under the theme of Legacies: Leaving a Path to Follow. We gather to honor Dr. King — not simply as a dreamer — but as an organizer, a prophet and a leader within a vast movement that stood against racism, militarism and poverty and built toward justice, freedom and the beloved community. We gather to wonder how each one of us will further that work and forge a path for others to follow.

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.

Jan. 16 –27, 2023, Legacies: Leaving a path to follow.

MLK Week 2023 Events:

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Contact Details

Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures


Hildreth-Mirza Hall, Second Floor