Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Building the Beloved Community: Let Freedom Ring!

Our annual MLK Week will take place January 17 - 24, 2024 with a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.  More to celebrate: The Annual Day of Service on MLK Day will continue and a special MLK Week Service Day will be held on January 19, 2024 and some events will extend into February in celebration of Black History.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2024 Programs and Activities

MLK Week at the Berman Museum

Bumbry and Clark Celebration Bowl

  • The First Annual Clark and Bumbry Celebration Bowl is a competition designed to celebrate and promote the rich history of Black Americans. We are seeking students from across campus to compete to show their knowledge of current events, politics, history, sports, arts, and entertainment. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. 

  • Wednesday, January 17 - Team registration deadline
  • Friday, February 2 - Qualifying rounds
  • Friday, February 9 - Final round

Quotes on Display

As an Ursinus tradition, when students return in January, the campus features prominent quotes by African American thinkers, writers, artists, scientists, and people of faith. In recent years, the college has included more quotes by scientists, including NASA’s Ron McNair Jr., the astronaut who was killed in the Challenger disaster; and Katherine Johnson, the mathematician and scientist for NASA who was immortalized in Hidden Figures. quotes by Toni Morrison, the late Congressman John Lewis, and Vice-President Kamala Harris are also included.

Your Event?

If you have a campus event or program that you would like to share for MLK Week 2024, please complete the consideration form.

MLK Week Essay Contest

The 2024 contest for students in grades 5 through 8 is now closed.  Winners will be notified early in 2024.

2023 MLK Day of Service Gallery

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