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IU students across the state spent MLK Day on, not off

Jan 17, 2018

In honor of the late civil rights leader’s legacy, Indiana University’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations were marked by several events across the state, including the MLK Day of Service, an effort to give back to the communities surrounding IU’s campuses.

See how members of the IU community made Monday a day on, not off:

W. Kamau Bell speaks during the MLK Jr. Day Leadership Breakfast
The IU African American Choral Ensemble performs on stage
Photos by Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications
Chelsea Hart and Darius Adams make welcoming remarks during IUPUI's Dr. Martin Luther King Dinner
Opal Tometi deliveres her keynote address
Photos by Liz Kaye, IU Communications, and courtesy of IU Southeast

Additional events are planned in upcoming days, including:

  • IU Northwest: Stephon Ferguson, who performs historical presentations and re-enactments as King and works with the National Park Service at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, will make a presentation at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Theatre Northwest at the Arts and Sciences Building
  • IU Kokomo: A screening of the documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” followed by a discussion led by IU Kokomo chair of history and political science Sarah Heath, will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Kresge Auditorium on campus.

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