The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud to host an annual observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. 

Since the inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance at UMSL on January 18, 1988, our campus community has celebrated the life, legacy and message of Dr. King with prolific speakers, inspiring music, song and dance, and the presentation of scholarships. A theme is selected each year that becomes the focus of the program. We invite you to explore past events and join us for future observances each January.

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance


Embracing the Dream in a Season of Uncertainty

Featuring Yamiche Alcindor: anchor and moderator, "Washington Week"; White House correspondent, "PBS NewsHour"; Washington correspondent with NBC News

Proudly Sponsored By:

African American Alumni Chapter
Chancellor's Cultural Diversity Council
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Zeta Sigma Chapter
St. Louis Public Radio
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Xi Zeta Chapter


For additional information, please contact the UMSL Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at odei@umsl.edu.   


To make a donation to the MLK scholarship please utilize the follow link: MLK Scholarship Donation