Harper College

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that!"

-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963).


Our inaugural commemorative celebration in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the amphitheatre in the Wojcik Conference Center from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The program will include a dynamic keynote speaker, songs, and dance. A soul food reception will take place afterwards in the Wojcik dining room.

This event is open to all. No registration is required.

Dr. King was a trailblazer and beacon of hope for many, and we must continue his legacy through community activism and a collective commitment to social justice! 


Joann Bland stands next to President Obama smiling

          (President Barack Obama and Ms. JoAnne Bland)

Click here to view the 2023 commemorative celebration which featured keynote speaker Joanne Bland, one of the youngest civil rights activists during Dr. King’s era. Ms. Bland shared some of the firsthand encounters and experiences she endured during the civil rights movement. Our program also highlighted strategies and ways to heed Dr. King’s call to activism, equity, inclusion, and social justice. 

Last Updated: 12/14/23