Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, A Man For Others


On September 22, 1965 Dr. King visited Saint Peter’s College (now University) in Jersey City and was given an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws and Letters.

In 1983, Martin Luther King Day was signed into law as a United States holiday. To many, the day serves as a reminder of a man who fought for justice and equality and is a time to celebrate so many others who are working toward those ideals. Jesuit institutions for higher education across our provinces are having various events to do just that. Here is a listing of just some of the events open to the public.

Boston College
Boston college will be holding there 32nd Annual Scholarship Ceremony on February 12, 2014. In addition to presenting the 2014 scholarship to the winner, there will be music selections and a talk delivered by John H. Jackson, Ed.D., J.D., President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. The ceremony is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be server afterwards. Click here to learn more.

Georgetown University has a list of events planned for the week of January 19. Among the events are a workshop on nonviolent protection and intervention, a roundtable discussion on the March on Washington, a screening of a film about Dr. King and more. Please note that seating is limited and most events require an RSVP. Click here to learn more the week of events.

Holy Cross
The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. is holding its second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The breakfast is free and open to the public. Dr. Damon Williams, senior vice president for programs, training, and youth development services for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, will deliver the keynote, Why We Can’t Wait: The Strategic Imperatives of Diversity in the New Economy. Click here to learn more.

Le Moyne College
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Le Moyne College will be holding an event entitled Making a Career of Humanity. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a keynote address by Robert Carey who knew Dr. King as well as mucical performances and a spoken word choir reciting some of Dr. King’s most memorable quotes. Click here to learn more.

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