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).

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