Each year, Tufts University hosts an annual celebration honoring the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The recent increase in student protest at college campuses across the country has led to a nationwide conversation that challenges our sense of awareness and compels us to reflect on Dr. King’s concern for racial justice and equality.
For this year’s celebration, we will examine the roots of today’s activism through the lens of Dr. King and his contemporaries. We will put their voices in conversation with modern scholars and student activists to reflect on how today’s generation is moving the movement forward. How have the leaders of the past influenced the student activism of today? Students will reflect on some of the key concerns of Dr. King’s legacy, including faith, equality, unity/collective healing, justice, and action.
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