For several decades Wesleyan has celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration has taken various forms including prominent keynote speakers such as Johnetta Cole and Sonia Sanchez to a campus based program where members of the faculty, staff and students read portions of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Freedom is a constant struggle.

All members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community are invited to attend the commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Friday, February 3rd from 12:15 pm -1:15pm in Memorial Chapel, followed by a reception in Zelnick Pavilion.

Keynote speaker Professor Theodore M. Shaw ’76 is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. Professor Shaw was the fifth Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., for which he worked in various capacities over the span of twenty-six years.