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You’re invited to the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Clemson University invites you to attend the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The theme for this year’s celebration is 2020 Vision: Looking Back, Moving Forward.  First organized at the University in 1982, the MLK celebration includes a variety of programs for the campus and the community to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and its application in our society today.

There will be a blood drive on Jan. 20 from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Hendrix Meeting Rooms A & B.

On Jan. 21, a commemorative service will be held with a keynote speech delivered by President Emerita of Johnson C. Smith University and Shaw University Dorothy Yancy.  The service will be at 6 p.m. in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. It is free to the public.

Photo of Dorothy Yancy
Dorothy Yancy

On Jan. 23, the Tunnel of Oppression will be open from noon to 6 p.m. in Hendrix Ballrooms A & B. The Tunnel of Oppression is a simulated depiction of real-life scenarios relating to issues of oppression faced by marginalized communities. The depictions are acted out by members of the campus community. Scripts are submitted for the event and the winners who are selected will win a monetary award.

Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of roles for the Tunnel of Oppression. To volunteer, sign up here.

Refer to the 2020 MLK Celebration page for additional updates and information.