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2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is an opportunity for the UH Community to celebrate and reflect on the legacy and life of the most consequential civil rights leader: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus departments and student organizations from across campus have put together a wonderful series of events for you to attend.

The theme for this year's celebration is, "Friends of the King." We believe this theme resonates with Dr. King's vision for a society that upholds justice, equality, and unity, while emphasizing the importance of collective effort in the advancement of these principles.

To deepen your understanding of Dr. King, you can review his biography and a civil rights timeline of his life events or visit the MLK Gallery. By attending the celebratory events and engaging in service projects over the next couple of weeks (by yourself or with others) we hope that reflection finds you and that you may answer the questions, "who were the friends of Dr. King during his lifetime and after?" And, "what actions can I take to commit to demonstrate that I, too, am a friend of the king?"

MLK Jr. Celebration Featuring the Honorable Sylvester Turner

Join us for this year's University of Houston's Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs Commemorative Campus Celebration.

The event will have live music by Htown Orchestra, light afternoon snacks, a captivating and movie performance by Jonathan Lajas and a keynote address by Former Mayor Sylvester Turner. The keynote address will discuss the importance of the role of collective community action and offer his reflections on his term as the mayor of the nation’s 4th largest city. The keynote will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Lekesha Barnett.

Walk-ins are welcome but seating is limited. Reserve your seat or a table for eight (8) for your department or student organization by 1/24/24 at noon.

Seating is limited, pre-register today! Watch the 2024 livestream!

2024 Schedule of Events