Video: Candlelight Vigil Honors Martin Luther King Jr.


Students, faculty, and community members gathered Jan. 19 for the 23rd annual candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., part of Dartmouth’s annual celebration of King. The vigil was preceded by a talk, titled “Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr. in the Era of Obama and in Wake of Ferguson,” by Derrick White, a visiting associate professor of history.

This video captures scenes from the vigil and excerpts from White’s talk.

This year’s celebration also included a visit by the Rev. Starsky Wilson, co-chair of the Ferguson (Mo.) Commission and president and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation. A video of Wilson’s lecture, “Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country,” is available on Dartmouth’s YouTube channel.

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