MLK Celebration 2023

MLK Celebration 2023

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.
Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

Featured Programming

Volunteers are also needed to support MLK Celebration events in January.
Wyatt Tee Walker

Dr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker Collection

University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library is home to the Dr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker Collection. Walker served as chief strategist for Martin Luther King Jr. and was hailed as “one of the keenest minds of the nonviolent revolution” by King himself. The collection includes hundreds of historical items such as photographs Walker took of King while they were jailed in Birmingham in 1967; numerous letters to King and others regarding civil rights issues; and journals, drawings, diagrams, and notes kept by Walker’s wife Theresa, who was also active in the Civil Rights Movement.
RVA Community Makers

RVA Community Makers

Created by Richmond artist Hamilton Glass in collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, RVA Community Makers is a public art project to engage the local community with storytelling and art. Throughout our 2023 MLK Celebration, the RVA Community Makers 2022 exhibition will be on view in the Heilman Dining Center.

2023 MLK Celebration Events

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