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‘You are some of the most powerful people in the world’

‘You are some of the most powerful people in the world’

January 23, 2019

During this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative Address, political commentator Symone Sanders focused on Dr. King’s work after the civil rights movement of 1965, and emphasized his lifelong mission of challenging the status quo. “For young people particularly on college campuses,” she said, “I like to remind them that you are some of the most powerful people in the world.”

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Honoring Martin Luther King

Honoring Martin Luther King

April 3, 2018

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the University will join others across the nation who will ring their bells in tribute.

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Three presidents

Three presidents

February 16, 2017

Caryl English ’18, Delvin Moody ’18, and Charlisa Goodlet ’17 have followed different paths that have led them to leadership roles, each serving as the president of student organizations focused on issues of race, black culture, activism, and advocacy.

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Douglass: ‘Not a monument, but a mind-set’

Douglass: ‘Not a monument, but a mind-set’

February 3, 2017

Looking back at the life of the abolitionist leader and activist, Rashad Moore ’17 asks some African-American campus leaders: What does Frederick Douglass mean to us today?

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Urban League president to students: ‘Activism is a mindset’

Urban League president to students: ‘Activism is a mindset’

March 1, 2016

Before delivering the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, Marc Morial took some time to speak with students at the Douglass Leadership House about activism, race, and the keys to leading a successful life.

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‘We may be a little late, but happy birthday Dr. King’

‘We may be a little late, but happy birthday Dr. King’

February 29, 2016

Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League and a former mayor of New Orleans, delivered the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, after the event had been postponed due to weather. “Every generation has a responsibility and a mission to improve things,” Morial told students at the Douglass Leadership House earlier in the day. “When you succeed, go back,” he said. “Do not forget the communities from whence you’ve come.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Students demand better racial climate at the University

Students demand better racial climate at the University

November 20, 2015

About 150 students and supporters marched peacefully across the River Campus on Friday to demand that “the University of Rochester’s administration implement immediate and lasting changes that will reduce intolerable acts of racism that students of color endure at our University.”

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MLK Commemorative Address

MLK Commemorative Address

January 23, 2015

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, meets with students at the Douglass Leadership House before delivering the annual University of Rochester Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address.

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Living black history at Rochester

Living black history at Rochester

February 17, 2014

Student groups across the University are sponsoring performances, lectures, workshops, and other events designed to bring black history alive for today’s students and to build community with others on and off campus.

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