Martin Luther King Day

Each year we invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for one of several opportunities to serve in the community and learn about civil rights in Richmond. The University also has its annual MLK Day commemoration featuring dynamic student performances and an inspirational keynote speaker to lead our reflections.

The work of Dr. King remains unfinished, and the University has committed to thoughtfully considering what his vision means today. In 2014, for the first time in University history, our community began observing Martin Luther King Day by canceling classes and observing the holiday for employees. Students, faculty, and staff adopted a two-day approach to celebrating the holiday, including service and education opportunities in the city of Richmond and our annual commemoration as a time reflect on what Dr. King's dream means today.


2014 Commemoration Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the 2014 commemoration ceremony was cancelled. We look forward to continuing this tradition next year and thank all the students, faculty, and staff who were involved in planning this special event.


2013-14 Committee Members

Amy Alexander, '17
Elena Brooks
Rachel Brown, '14
Charm Bullard
Alexandra Byrum
Kevin Corn
Carlos Cotman, '14
Anthony Crenshaw
Monti Datta
Kelsey Ensign,'15
Glyn Hughes
Jean-Pierre Laurenceau-Medina
Ted Lewis
Lisa Miles
William Moncure, '17
Jeanine Mowbray, '14
Adrienne Piazza
Blake Stack
Bryn Taylor
Cassandra Taylor-Anderson
Vana Xiong, '17
Mariah Williams, '14