MLK Day Programs


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 and a campus dialogue on diversity, race and ethnicity and an annual civil rights bus trip.


JANUARY 13, 15, 17 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Film/Discussion Series at Convocation Hour,
co-sponsored with the School of Religion
Bunch Library Multimedia Hall | 10 a.m.

JANUARY 18 (Saturday)
Day of Service (Allison Long, Americorps VISTA)
Tennessee State University | Kean Hall
11:30 a.m. | Contact

JANUARY 20 (Monday, MLK Day)
Candlelight Vigil
(Stephen Martin and Black Students Association)
Meet in the Beaman Student Center Lobby | 6 p.m.

JANUARY 22 (Wednesday)
Keynote Address: “Postracial Blues: Notes on Religion and the Twenty-First Century Color Line”
Dr. J. Kameron Carter (Duke University)
Neely Dining Hall | 10 a.m.

Worship Service with Belmont Black Students Association
Neely Hall | 7 - 9 p.m.

JANUARY 24 (Friday)
Faith, Racial Reconciliation and the Color Line
Renita Weems (American Baptist College)
Neely Hall | 10 - 10:50 a.m.

JANUARY 27 (Monday)
Campus Dialogue on Race: Led by Gary Hunter
Neely Hall | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

JANUARY 29 (Wednesday)
21st Century Leadership and the Color Line
Barbara Williams-Skinner
Neely Hall | 10 - 10:50 a.m.