MLK Program


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program was established in January of 1997 at Belmont University as a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events are held each January as part of the observance of Dr. King's birthday. Each of these events are open to the Belmont community and to the public and all are welcome and invited to attend. Events each year include a candlelight vigil in commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement, a chapel service, a campus dialogue on diversity, race and ethnicity and an annual civil rights bus trip.

2015 - Living Memory: Bringing Dr. King's Vision into Present Day 

Presented by the Belmont Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commitee

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: January 12, 14 & 16
Film and Discussion Series at Convocation Hour. 
Bunch Library Multimedia Hall, 10 a.m.

Sponsored by the College of Theology and Christian Ministry.

Monday, January 19
Candlelight Vigil.
Begins in Beaman Student Center Lobby, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 20
MLK Worship Service with the Black Students Association.
University Chapel, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 21
Lecture and discussion on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
With Pamela Lightsey, Boston University School of Theology
Beaman A & B, 10 a.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology

Marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
With Mr. Alvin Turner and Mr. Baxter Leach
University Chapel, 10 a.m.

Friday, January 23
Keynote Address: "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement"
With Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian Taylor Branch
University Chapel, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, January 27
Campus Dialogue on Race
Led by Gary Hunter
Vince Gill Room, 2-4 p.m.