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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration

The Journey to Justice: Moving Beyond Diversity

The 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration is an opportunity for the University of Houston community to celebrate and reflect on the legacy and life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We gather during this time to honor the work and accomplishments of one of the most prolific leaders in modern history.

In his 1968 sermon titled “Drum Major Instinct,” Dr. King stated “Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice…” A drum major he was, leading movements for racial and economic justice. While we celebrate his nonviolent fight against injustice in the United States, we cannot erase his dedication to upend systemic racism and white supremacy everywhere.

This year’s theme, The Journey to Justice: Moving Beyond Diversity, highlights that anti-racism efforts and Dr. King’s plight for racial justice continues today. In this celebration, we hold both the impact and advancements that King and other trailblazers have led, and acknowledge the ongoing fight for racial equity. As we embark on the 36th national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day let us honor his legacy by not only being concerned with who has a seat at the table, but also amplifying voices of those who may be silenced at the table, and advocating for those who don’t even have access to the room.


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