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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, Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will give a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. A candlelight vigil will follow. Metal detectors will be in use. Bags will NOT be allowed, including purses. Possession of weapons, including the concealed carrying of handguns, is prohibited at this event.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Limited tickets are available for students in the Center for Student Involvement, Room 114 of the K-State Student Union. 

Two overflow seating areas will be available in the K-State Alumni Center's Banquet Room and K-State Student Union's courtyard.