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Black History Month: Notable moments leading up to the Black Manifesto

Four years ago, Student Life published “Invisible on Campus,” a five-part series focusing on the fight for Black undergraduate representation and inclusion at Washington University, both historically and in the present day.

| Senior Editor

WU honors MLK Day with 33rd annual keynote

Hundreds of people filled Graham Chapel for Washington University’s 33rd annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

| News Editor

WU hosts 32nd annual MLK celebration

Washington University hosted its 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, entitled “Struggle, Dedication and Progress…” in Graham Chapel Monday.

| Senior News Editor

MLK Commemoration marks a year of action

At the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, a large audience gathered in Graham Chapel to hear various speakers and performers reflect on King’s lessons and legacy.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

MLK celebration brings together community, calls for unity

The 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial event brought students and community members to Graham Chapel to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader by coming together and embracing diversity. The venue was filled with nearly 800 individuals Monday night for the commemoration titled “The Prophetic Voice: What Does it Call You to Do?

Talal Ahmad | Contributing Reporter

Privilege in profiling: one man’s experience

I probably deserve to be in jail right now. This past weekend, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I was stopped and questioned by a police officer for trespassing in an abandoned building because I wanted to take some photographs. Was I in the wrong? Absolutely.

| Forum Editor

Diversity, community involvement among values stressed to packed Graham Chapel

In his final year of high school four years ago, senior Andreas Mitchell attended his first Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration alongside his father, who grew up in segregated West Virginia.

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The dream and the reality

I just got back from the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Graham Chapel and was deeply moved by professor Bob Hansman’s remarks about the true meaning of King’s life. For those who missed it, Professor Hansman reminded us that King was not a mere dreamer and proponent of conciliation, but a fierce and often critical advocate of true justice.

| Forum Editor

Shattering complacency on MLK day

At the “Shattering Ceilings: Celebrating Success in Pursuit of the Dream” ceremony in Graham Chapel this Monday, held to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Washington University, I felt a sense of alienation and of absurdity for the first half of the precedings. The cover of the event’s program sported a photograph of Martin […]

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