MLK Archive

 MLK Links of Interest

  • 1985 –  Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee established at The Pennsylvania State University; Committee appointed by former Penn State President Bryce Jordan
  • 1986 – Dr. Manning Marable, Professor of Political Sociology and Director of the Africana and Hispanic Studies Program of Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
  • 1987 – “Daydreaming and Sleepwalking: The Corruption of King’s Dream” – Dr. James B. Stewart, Director, Black Studies Program, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1988 –  “The Contributions and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.” – Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, former Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • 1989 –  John E. Jacob, President, National Urban League
  • 1990 –  Eleanor Holmes Norton, Esq., Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1991 –  “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Legacy Continues” – Dr. Thomas G. Poole, Director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, and “Different Means – Same Goal”: a comparison between the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X
  • 1992 –  “A Vision Redefined” – Dr. Chuck Stone, noted Columnist and Professor of Journalism
  • 1993 – “Share the Dream” – Rev. Amos C. Brown
  • 1994 – “No Walls No Barriers” – The Honorable Walter E. Fauntroy
  • 1995 – “Get Involved” – Patricia Russell-McCloud
  • 1996 – “We Are the Dream” – Dramatic Presentation of “We Are the Dream” (written, compiled, and directed by Charles Dumas)
  • 1997 –  “Share the Dream, Live the Reality” – Dramatic Presentation, with special guest appearances by Frances Foster and Matthew Faison and Martin Luther King, Jr. Bell Ringing Ceremony – Graham B. Spanier, Jan. 15, 1997
  • 1998 – “Communities Embrace Diversity” – Yolanda King
  • 1999 – “Wisdom from the Past Vision for the Future” – Ossie Davis
  • 2000 – “Many Voices…One Dream” – Vincent Harding
  • 2001 – “Overcoming the Barriers, Fulfilling the Promise” – Day of Service Celebration
  • 2002 – “A Single Garment of Destiny” – Yolanda King
  • 2003 – “We Won’t Stop Here” – Diane Nash
  • 2004 – “Call to Conscience” – Morris Dees
  • 2005 – “A Legacy in Trust” – Nikki Giovanni
  • 2006 – “Wake Up! Realize the Dream” – Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Eisenhower Auditorium, Jan. 17, 2006
  • 2007 – “His Hope Our Responsibility” – Speech by Carlotta Walls Lanier, Eisenhower Auditorium, Jan. 17, 2007 and 2007 The Tunnel of Oppression
  • 2008 – “One Day is Today” – Speech by Coach Ken Carter, Eisenhower Auditorium, Jan. 23, 2008
    Quick Time MOV – [ 35 min. ]
    Windows Media WMV – [ 35 min. ]
    See photos of the University Park Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day activities online at: http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1529
  • 2009 – “Make A Career Of Humanity” – Speech by Arun Gandhi, Eisenhower Auditorium, Jan. 21, 2009
  • 2010 – “Dream the Change, Lead the Change, Be the Change.” – Speech by Keith Boykin, Eisenhower Auditorium, Jan. 20, 2010
  • 2011 – “Celebrate the Legacy, Act on the Dream.” – Speech by Julian Bond, Eisenhower Auditorium, Jan. 18, 2011
  • 2012 – “Stand Up.”  Speech “Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here” by Barry Scott, Eisenhower Auditorium, Jan. 16, 2012 and Jeff Johnson, MSNBC Contributor and White House Correspondent for TheGrio, Schwab Auditorium, Jan. 18, 2012
  • 2013 – “Let Justice Lead and Freedom Roar!” – Speech by Ruby Bridges, Schwab Auditorium, Jan. 23, 2013
  • 2014 – “Reflect on yesterday.  Experience today.  Transform tomorrow.” –  Speech by Angela Davis, Schwab Auditorium, Jan. 22, 2014
  • 2015 – “Now, More Than Ever” – Speech by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Schwab Auditorium, Jan. 22, 2015
  • 2016 – “Keeping Moving Forward #TakeTheNextStep” – Speech by Sybrina Fulton, Schwab Auditorium, Jan. 18, 2016