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Honoring His Legacy

Martin Luther King, Jr. on the St. Paul Campus
January 14, 2021

Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dedication to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the U.S.


40th Annual University of Minnestoa MLK Tribute Concert - Sun, Jan 17, 3 pm

This tribute concert is one of the U of M Office for Equity and Diversity's signature events and the UMD community is invited to view the virtual celebration. It's co-sponsored with the U of M CLA's School of Music, and will take place on Sunday, January 17 at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

It's free and open to the public. Streaming information is available at

About the concert: Honoring the Legacy of John Lewis

As this event enters its fourth decade, the U of M honors the legacy of Representative John Lewis, a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a member of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle. The program, hosted and curated by U of M alumnus G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence, celebrates 40 years of being in community and imagines an excellent way forward. Don’t miss this special virtual tribute intermixing the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis with musical performances from U of M students and the greater Twin Cities community.

Virtual MLK Holiday Breakfast - Mon, Jan 18, 8:30 am

UMD, the General Mills Foundation and United Negro College Fund (UNCF) invites the UMD community to attend the 2021 Virtual MLK Holiday Breakfast on January 18, 2021 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy. 

8:30 a.m. Log-in opens  |  8:50 a.m. Event pre-show  |  9 a.m. MLK Breakfast

Free Registration Here   (registration closes at 4 p.m. CT Saturday, January 16)

The event features:
Dr. Bernice A. King, a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change;
Ambassador Andrew J. Young, who has served as a member of Congress, African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, and ordained minister;
Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., president, and CEO of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and other education support to African American students and a leading advocate of college readiness; and
H. Adam Harris, actor, director, teaching artist, and cultural equity consultant


Our Rising Voices- Twin Ports MLK Virtual Rally  - Mon, Jan 18, 12 noon

The Duluth NAACP invites UMD faculty, staff and students to a free program on Monday, January 18, 2021, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
For more information, click here or see a live-stream video on YouTube.


For more information about these events, see the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion.