Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative

Let Freedom Ring!

  • 2016 Let Freedom Ring! Concert

    2016 Let Freedom Ring! Concert

    Georgetown and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts present Grammy Award-winning singer Yolanda Adams and the Let Freedom Ring! Choir in a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • 2016 Legacy of a Dream Awardee Serves DC Nonprofits

    2016 Legacy of a Dream Awardee Serves DC Nonprofits

    Nakeisha Neal Jones (G'02) and Public Allies DC empower young women and men to become civic-minded leaders.

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  • MLK Day of Service

    MLK Day of Service

    Georgetown unites with the Ward 7 community through service and reflection of the university’s Jesuit values and the commitment to social justice expressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Each year, Georgetown honors the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of events on campus and in the greater Washington, D.C. community that reflect the university's Jesuit values of contemplation in action and cura personalis – care of the whole person – and being women and me for others.

2016 Events

The MLK planning committee – led by co-chairs Patricia Grant, associate dean in the McDonough School of Business and Andria Wisler, executive director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service – invites students, faculty and staff to participate in a week of events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more.

Legacy of a Dream Award

During the MLK celebration week, the university presents the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to an individual or organization whose contributions to community service or social justice reflect the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Read more about the award and past recipients.

Georgetown and the March on Washington

Members of the Georgetown community share their experiences from the March on Washington and their personal interactions with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a 2014 panel discussion that includes Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); professors Richard America and Deborah Tannen, Rev. Raymond Kemp, S.J, .and Rabbi Harold White. Watch video.