Remembering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Dartmouth community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King through a series of events in January.

Dakota Onyenorah '26 speaks at an MLK commemoration.
Dakota Onyenorah ’26 recites a piece at the Shabazz Center to commemorate Dr. King. (Photo by Benjamin Joel ’27)
Students attend a candlelight vigil in front of Dartmouth Hall
Students walk from Dartmouth Hall to the Shabazz Center for Intellectual Inquiry during a vigil to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Benjamin Joel ’27)
Melvin Rogers giving his MLK keynote speech
Brown University professor Melvin Rogers was the keynote speaker. He highlighted the work of James Baldwin and called for a “collective vision of responsibility.” (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
Sonu Bedi speaks with Melvin Rogers
Professor in Law and Political Science Sonu Bedi, right, speaks with keynote speaker Melvin Rogers after his lecture. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
Two students lead attendees in a song
Joanna Olagundoye ’24 and Anthony Fosu ’24 lead attendees in Lift Every Voice and Sing at the employee breakfast on Jan. 15. (Photo by Katie Lenhart)
Muslim chaplain Abdul Rahman Latif speaking
Muslim Chaplain Abdul Rahman Latif, the associate director of the William Jewett Tucker Center, speaks at a multifaith ceremony in Rollins Chapel. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Gospel Choir guest director Knoelle Higginson singing
Guest director Knoelle Higginson leads the Dartmouth Gospel Choir at the multifaith service. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Student speakers light their candles
Student speakers and readers Adam Salzman ’24, Oumie Fatty-haydara ’27, Anthony Fosu ’24, Achla Gandhi ’25, and Arjun Anand ’26 light candles at the multifaith service. (Photo by Robert Gill)
N. Bruce Duthu and President Beilock light their candles.
From left, N. Bruce Duthu ’80, the chair of the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies; Hilde Ojibway; President Sian Leah Beilock; Executive Vice President Jomysha Stephen; and Dean of the College Scott C. Brown wait for their candles to be lit at the multifaith service inside Rollins Chapel. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Gospel Choir members sing and clap
Members of the Gospel Choir sing during the multifaith celebration inside Rollins Chapel. (Photo by Robert Gill)