Photo gallery: K-State celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with month of events
Every January, the United States celebrates the legacy of civil rights advocate Martin Luther King Jr. with a special holiday named in his honor. This year Kansas State University hosted events throughout the month of January honoring King’s work and promoting diversity.
Events included a Diversity Tea with a documentary about the Underground Railroad; a special art exhibition at the Beach Museum; a candlelight vigil; a civil rights “teach-in” focusing on national, regional and campus civil rights topics; and more. The events provided a variety of ways for people to reflect on diversity and how they can help make Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of freedom for all a reality.
“With our theme, ‘Witnessing the Dream,’ we want all to see yourself in the dream and how you may have an impact whether as a student, faculty or staff in a positive way,” said Zelia Wiley, K-State’s interim associate provost for diversity. “We are the dream!”
View photos from the month of Martin Luther King Jr. events below.