MLK Celebration 2022

MLK Celebration 2022

March on Washington

We Cannot Walk Alone

The University of Richmond’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration spans the first weeks of the spring semester. This year’s theme, "We cannot walk alone," is the focus of our events and community conversations.

Collective action defined the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and there are countless other examples of moments when citizens have come together to make their needs known and enact change that makes our world better for all. Join us as we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and explore how we can continue to engage and act together now.
Claves Unidos

Community Dance Workshops

Kevin LaMarr Jones, ’94, of the Richmond-based dance company CLAVES UNIDOS will lead a series of workshops this March, a special continuation of our MLK Celebration.
We cannot walk alone, and as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.
Martin Luther King Jr.

1963, "I Have a Dream" speech

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.
City of Richmond


During this Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, explore the ways that you can volunteer in the spring semester and beyond. SpidersEngage, our volunteer opportunities database, features current in-person and remote opportunities at community partners across the region.
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