The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments, and legacy of one of the greatest Civil Rights and African American leaders in modern history. The Celebration, organized by a student led committee, conceptualizes and executes a series of events to educate the LSU and greater Baton Rouge community on the importance of actualizing Dr. King's ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service.
Each year, approximately 200 volunteers comprised of LSU students, staff, and community members make it 'a day on not a day off' and engage in service projects through MLK Day of Service. Individuals as well as organizations can start signing up to be a volunteer in the beginning of November.
For 2014 MLK Day of Service, if you would like to register, please complete the registration process through the link below. If you are a part of an organization, please click the "Organization" link. Everyone must sign up individually. ***Registration is incomplete until deposit fee is paid.
MLK Commemorative Program
Each year, MLK Commemorative program brings the foremost authors, scholars, and activists to our campus for critical discussion on diversity, education, and issues of social justice. Some former MLK Commemorative Keynote Speakers include Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Nikki Giovanni (photo to the left), Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, Kweisi Mfume, Dr. Molefi Asante, Myrlie Evers-Williams, and Kathleen Neal Cleaver.
MLK Performing Arts Night
Students came out to honor Dr. King's legacy through their choice of artistic expression.