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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. waving superimposed over an image from the March on Washington. A quote from Dr. King is on the image. It reads

UNC’s MLK Jr. Celebration is part of a campus-wide initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy and his ideals. Carolina began its celebrations of Dr. King’s life and legacy long before there was a federal holiday. UNC is the only university ever awarded the “Making of the King Holiday Award” by the former MLK Federal Holiday Commission. UNC-CH engages in honoring King’s legacy through several efforts: MLK Celebration and Committee; MLK University and Community Corporation; and the Day of Service.

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosts this Week of Celebration (in partnership with the Carolina Union Activities Board and Student Life & Leadership), which includes:

Theme: “Finding Our Way Forward”

2023 MLK Week of Celebration Dates:

  • Community Banquet – Sunday, January 15th
  • UNC Day of Service – Monday, January 16th
  • MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, January 18th
  • MLK Unity Cafe – Sunday, January 22nd