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NPR host Maria Hinojosa to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

NPR host Maria Hinojosa to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

November 30, 2017

The four-time Emmy winner and host of National Public Radio’s Latino USA and PBS’s America By The Numbers will deliver the University’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, January 19.

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Author, activist DeGruy speaks on campus

Author, activist DeGruy speaks on campus

January 27, 2017

Joy DeGruy (far right), assistant professor at Oregon State University and a self-described ambassador for healing, met with student leaders at Douglass Leadership House before delivering the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address Friday evening. She answered questions and talked about her background, her experiences as a teacher, and about fighting injustice. “Choose your battles,” she told students. “But always be who you are.” (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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More than a decade of distinguished MLK speakers

More than a decade of distinguished MLK speakers

January 13, 2017

Author Joy DeGruy, who will deliver this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, is the latest in a long line of exceptional luminaries in the civil rights field to speak at the University. A fuller list of past speakers is found on the Office of Minority Student Affairs website. Marc Morial [2016] President of the National […]

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Events celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Events celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 13, 2017

Events across the University mark Monday’s MLK celebrations, and renowned author, educator, and activist Joy DeGruy will deliver the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, January 27.

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National Urban League president to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

National Urban League president to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

February 25, 2016

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, will deliver the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address. The event has been rescheduled and will now be held on Monday, February 29.

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Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

January 15, 2015

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Muhammad is author of Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, in which he explored the roots of the popular conception of black criminality in America.

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