MLK Celebration 2024

MLK Celebration 2024

Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.

Martin Luther King Jr., 1959

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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.

2024 MLK Celebration Events

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