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MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Logo for the UNC Chapel HIll MLK Celebration

The MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony is the largest event of the Week of Celebration. It includes performances and entertainment by various student organizations and features a nationally recognized keynote speaker. Previous keynote speakers include journalist Soledad O’Brien, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former NAACP President/activist Benjamin Jealous, professor/author/radio host Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, social activist/author/co-creator of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors, and many more since its inception over 40 years ago.

The Lecture and Awards Ceremony will also include the presentation of the MLK UNC Student Scholarship, the Harvey Beech Scholarship, and the MLK Unsung Hero awards.




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