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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week

It’s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Kansas State University, advocating for nonviolent approaches to remedy social tensions and lead our nation into the future. We’re proud of our connection to Dr. King, and we celebrate his legacy through campus events, as well as in our hearts. 

As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week 2018, Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, gave a lecture to over 600 students, faculty, staff and community members Thursday, Jan. 25 in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. A candlelight vigil, presented by the Kappa Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and a wreath laying ceremony at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. bust followed the lecture.