Northeastern to celebrate life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weeklong tribute
One could argue that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights work in the mid-20th century moved the country closer to racial equality. His “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered more than 50 years ago, remains one of the greatest speeches in American history. King’s tenacity, his core beliefs, and his giving “voice to the voiceless” is why we continue to celebrate his legacy today.
This year Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry, an acclaimed actress, singer, and songwriter, will headline the university’s annual commemoration of King’s life and legacy at an event Tuesday afternoon led by President Joseph E. Aoun (3 p.m., Blackman Auditorium).