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Celebrating the life and legacy

MLK Commemoration

The Northwestern University community celebrates Dr. King with an expanded special commemoration including stage events, discussions, lectures, and service projects throughout the month to inspire reflection on Dr. King’s life and legacy.  

2022 Events

All MLK Dream Week events will take place in a virtual format.

The 2022 keynote speaker is Nikole Hannah-Jones. Hannah-Jones is an investigative reporter covering racial injustice and creator of the New York Times’ 1619 Project. Published in 2019, the 1619 Project commemorated the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States, examined slavery’s modern legacy and reframed the way Americans understand history and the contributions of Black Americans to the nation. Hannah-Jones lead essay was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

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