Dartmouth Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

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A series of events on campus is celebrating the towering legacy of the civil rights leader.

Rothschild Toussaint reading a poem in front of a mural of activists
Rothschild Toussaint ’23, vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha, opened the program at the Shabazz Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with “Wake Up,” a poem that he wrote for the occasion. King himself was a member of the historically Black fraternity. (Photo by Katie Lenhart)
Tarana Burke speaking and Shontay Delalue in the background
Keynote speaker Tarana Burke, right, the founder of the ‘me too.’ movement, holds a public conversation with Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer Shontay Delalue. (Photo by Kata Sasvari)
Shaonta' Allen, Tarana Burke, Chloe Poston, and Shontay Delalue
From left, Shaonta’ Allen, Mellon Faculty Fellow in Sociology; ‘me too.’ founder Tarana Burke; Chloe Poston, associate vice president for strategic initiatives; and Shontay Delalue, senior vice president and senior diversity officer, on Tuesday during Burke’s visit to campus. (Photo by Kata Sasvari)
Memory Apata singing to a room full of people
At the breakfast for Dartmouth employees celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Memory Apata leads attendees in “Lift Every Voice And Sing.” At right is President Philip J. Hanlon ’77.  (Photo by Katie Lenhart)
Erika Brown speaking at the employee MLK breakfast
Panelist Erika T. Brown, dean of faculty affairs at the Geisel School of Medicine, speaks during the MLK breakfast. The other panelists were Nick Davis, director of culture and employee belonging at Campus Services; Abdul Rahman Latif, Muslim chaplain and associate director of the William Jewett Tucker Center; and Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, director of Advancement talent management. (Photo by Katie Lenhart)
Students hold candles and walk out of Dartmouth Hall at night
Students participate in the annual candlelight vigil for Martin Luther King Jr. in front of Dartmouth Hall. (Photo by Julia Levine ’23)
John Stomberg and Matthew Delmont in Dartmouth Hall in front of MLK bronze bust
John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, and Matthew Delmont, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History, discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy at the unveiling of John Wilson’s bronze sculpture of King. The civil rights leader spoke at 105 Dartmouth Hall, where the statue is now in place, in 1962.  (Photo by Kata Sasvari)
Bronze bust of Martin Luther King jr.
The 1982 bronze statue of Martin Luther King Jr. by John Wilson is now in Dartmouth Hall 105, where King delivered a “Toward Freedom” public lecture in 1962. (Photo by Kata Sasvari)