This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Johns Hopkins’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, and the school is taking the celebration to the next level — by inviting King’s son, Martin Luther King III, to speak.
MLK3 is himself a civil rights and community leader, and he was on hand for the school’s first commemoration of the holiday in 1982. Since then, speakers have included many different inspirational figures, including Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, and Coretta Scott King. For this year’s celebration (which has the theme “Peace, Love and Dignity: King’s Ultimate Challenge”), King’s son will be the keynote speaker once again. Other speakers will include Hopkins president Ronald Daniels, Hopkins Medicine CEO Edward Miller, and Ronald Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System. Along with speeches, expect music — the Unified Voices choir will be performing as well.
The program runs from noon to 1:30 PM, and will be streamed live for those who can’t make it in person. More info here.