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Office of Equity and Diversity

Martin Luther King Jr. Program

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Martin Luther King Program

Since 1986, the first year of the Martin Luther King holiday, Washington State University has held an annual program to mark Dr. King’s birthday.  Our Community Celebrations consist of an Arts Showcase, Distinguished Service Award Winners and a keynote speech.  In the past, WSU has had the tremendous opportunity to bring in speakers such as Martin Luther King III, Arun Gandhi, Benjamin Hooks, Morris Dees, Yolanda King, Cornel West, Diane Nash, Michael Eric Dyson, and Angela Davis.  In 2017, WSU will host its 30th Annual Martin Luther King Community Celebration.