Danforth Center sponsors event recognizing 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics hosted a lecture and conversation Tuesday on the concept of human dignity as it relates to religious commitments in the context of modern democracy in recognition of the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.

Emma Baker | 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

Common speaks at Wash. U.

It’s not common for a hip-hop sensation to address the Wash. U. student body. But on Monday afternoon, Grammy Award-winning rapper Common spoke to a packed Graham Chapel as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium hosted by the Association of Black Students. Common opened with a rap tailored for Wash. U.: “Yeah, you know what? Yo, I came to rock you. I’m looking at my people out here at Wash. U.

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Hip-hop artist Common to give lecture honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

[media-credit name=" " align="alignright" width="250"][/media-credit] Hip-hop artist and actor Common will give the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday in Graham Chapel. The Martin Luther King Jr. lecture is an annual event sponsored by the Association of Black Students.

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