Every year, Susquehanna marks the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong slate of events that bring together the campus and local community through learning, music and faith.
MLK Week begins with Winter Convocation, which officially marks the start of the spring semester. Winter Convocation is our premier event honoring Dr. King, and a guest speaker ties the legacy of the civil rights movement to current events. Past speakers and performers have included actor Bryan Terrell Clark, professional football player Michael Sam, journalist and human rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, civil rights activist and author Mary Frances Berry, Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost.
The Legacy of MLK – A Day of Teaching was added to Susquehanna’s MLK Week in 2018. The daylong event features lectures across the sciences and humanities that dive into the civil rights movement, the history of the Confederate flag, eco-racism, race theory, race and biology and much more.
MLK Week at Susquehanna also includes an interfaith service that brings together students, faculty and staff of all faith backgrounds to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.