2019 MLK Celebration

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Group at Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration participants at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration participants at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration participants at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Stay tuned for updated information for the 2020 MLK Celebration.

 

37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

This is America: Miseducation, Re-Education, Liberation

JANUARY 18-20
Civil Rights Trip to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL
The trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
$55 per particpant (includes travel, lodging and museum entrance.) 
Applications are now closed.
Sponsored by the Division of Inclusion and Equity

JANUARY 21
Day of Service -
8:00am - 1:30pm, Hendrix Ballrooms A & B
Registration is now full for Day of Service volunteer opportunities.
Blood Drive - 11:00pm - 4:00pm, Hendrix Meeting Rooms A & B

JANUARY 22
Commemorative Service
2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Maya Wiley, Civil Rights Activist
6:00pm, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the Public.
Co-sponsored by the Division of Inclusion and Equity.

JANUARY 23
Oratorical Contest

6:00pm, Vickery Hall 100
The 2019 MLK Oratorical Competition will provide Clemson undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to reflect and speak on this year’s MLK Celebration theme by considering Childish Gambino’s song, “This is America” that was released in 2018. For guidelines and application, click here.
Co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Pearce Center for Professional Communication.

JANUARY 24
Tunnel of Oppression
12:00pm - 6:00pm, Hendrix Student Center, Ballrooms A & B
Tunnel of Oppression is a simulation, acted out by members of our campus community that depict real-life scenarios of power, privilege and oppression experienced by marginalized populations in our society. Past years scenes highlighted issues such a racism, homophobia, and college rape culture.

Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, including: Set-up crew, actor, Tunnel of Oppression tour guide, dialogue facilitator, and clean-up crew. To volunteer, please sign up here.

Check back for continous updates as the Annual MLK Celebration draws closer. For more information, contact Kendra Stewart-Tillman.

If you missed the 2017 keynote speech by Dr. Walter Kimbrough, you can watch the full Commemorative Service here!

If you missed the 2016 keynote speech by Ms. Sybrina Fulton, you can watch the full Commemorative Service here!