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.

Join us for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance


How can we come together for social equality?

January 18, 2021 | 11 a.m.

You're invited to join the celebration presented virtually during a live-broadcast from the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Please join us. Broadcast link: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance

Featuring:

Guest Speaker Michele Norris, former NPR host and special correspondent,

Master of Ceremonies Marquetta Wise, motivational speaker, St. Louis Public Radio

Musical Performance by Brian Owens, founder and executive director of L.I.F.E. Arts Inc. and the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Collaborative Community Music Artist in Residence

2021 MLK Scholarship Recipients

Proudly Sponsored By:

African American Alumni Chapter
Division of Student Affairs
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


For additional information, please visit our blog: blogs.umsl.edu/diversity or 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