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2017 MLK Celebration

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

35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Why We Can't Wait: Achieving the Dream through Activism

JANUARY 12
Book Talk: Why We Can't Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
5:00pm, Academic Success Center Building 118
Sponsored by the Class of '56 Academic Success Center

JANUARY 13-15
Civil Rights Trip to Alabama (Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham)
The trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
Trip applications have closed; all available spots have been filled.
Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Equity

JANUARY 16
Day of Service - 8:00am - 1:30pm, Hendrix Ballrooms A & B
All volunteer opportunities for the Day of Service have been filled.
Blood Drive - 10:00am - 3:00pm, Hendrix Meeting Rooms A & B

JANUARY 17
Commemorative Service
2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University, @HipHopPrez
6:00pm, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
If you missed it, you can watch it here now!

JANUARY 18
Reflecting Through the Years: Activism at Clemson
A panel of students, faculty and staff to discuss activism at Clemson over several decades.
6:00pm, McKissick Theater, Hendrix Student Center
Sponsored by the Minority Student Success Initiative, Charles H. Houston Center, Office of Access and Equity, Office of Inclusion and Equity and Pan-African Studies

JANUARY 19
Tunnel of Oppression
10:00am - 11:00am, Reserved for departments
11:00am - 2:00pm, Reserved for classes
2:00pm - 7:00pm, Open to all
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.

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

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