Rise Together!

Dartmouth’s Martin Luther King Jr. events have so far featured a multifaith celebration, a candlelight vigil, music, and the Social Justice Awards ceremony, with more events to come. The keynote speakers were Kianny Antigua, a senior lecturer in Spanish, and a poet, translator, and fiction writer, and Matthew Delmont, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History. The commemoration continues through March 1.

Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Evelynn Ellis suggested that during the days of celebrating the life and work of Dr. King, “we pull each other up, push each other along, and, when needed, carry each other to a place of compassion, kindness, equity and peace. … It is only in our willingness to help all others rise that we will rise ourselves.”

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Dartmouth Gospel Choir director with choir behind him
The Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, led by director Walter Cunningham, performs during the Martin Luther King Jr. multifaith celebration in Rollins Chapel. (Photo by Seamore Zhu ’19)
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Phil Hanlon '77 lights a candle at the MLK multifaith ceremony
(Photo by Seamore Zhu ’19)
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Cornell Brooks speaks at Dartmouth MLK multifaith ceremony
Cornell William Brooks, the Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School, was the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. multifaith celebration in Rollins Chapel. (Photo by Seamore Zhu ’19)
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Students sing with candles at Dartmouth MLK candlelight ceremony
Community members join in song during the Martin Luther King Jr. multifaith celebration in Rollins Chapel. (Photo by Seamore Zhu ’19)
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Professor Matthew Delmont, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History, speaks about Martin Luther King Jr
(Photo by Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Kianny N. Antigua is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish, translator, and fiction writer for both children and adults, and poet
(Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Kianny N. Antigua is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish, translator, and fiction writer for both children and adults, and poet.
(Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity members begin the candlelight vigil at Cutter-Shabazz Hall in the Mural Room
(Photo by Robert Gill)
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The 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil
(Photo by Robert Gill)
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The 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil
(Photo by Robert Gill)
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Paddock Music Library Sing-In
Music and Performing Arts Librarian Memory Apata leads a sing-in at the Dartmouth Library’s Paddock Music Library. Participants sang songs from the American Civil Rights movement, along with more recent selections from the protest music tradition. (Photo by Seamore Zhu ’19)
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The Dartmouth Rockapellas
The Dartmouth Rockapellas performed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards ceremony. Honorees included Angela Zhang ’12, Dr. Rachel Solotaroff MED ’01, Bruce Fredrickson ’73,  and Derrick White, a former visiting professor. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)